Perl is a widespread scripting language which is regarded as one of the most practical languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular job that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it's used by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our Linux shared service because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there when you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. If the plan which you have picked does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you'll be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to take advantage of every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job that you can create inside your account. In case you choose to use a script that you've found online and it needs particular modules to be present on the server, you'll be able to take advantage of our vast library which includes more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any kind of Perl app that you write or find on the web will work properly on our end.