Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific task which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you can write just a single line within your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the entire program code that is already included in the module anyway. As Perl supports numerous other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it's employed by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our web hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically through a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In case the plan which you've acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you're able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not encounter any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you can call each of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to select whether a certain script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.