Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular process that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you can write just a single line in your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it is used by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
If you acquire a Linux cloud website hosting from us, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have numerous modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you're able to use in your scripts and you can find the complete list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use so as to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll function flawlessly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your web hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you are able to include this feature with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to work with any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You will be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up inside your account. If you want to employ a script that you have found online and it requires certain modules to to exist on the server, you are able to take full advantage of our rich library which features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that every Perl app that you generate or find online will work properly on our end.