Perl is a very popular scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular job that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you're able to write just one line within your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire program code that is already included in the module anyway. As Perl supports a lot of other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it is employed by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our website hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically by using a cron job when your package includes this feature. If not, you're able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. A full list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts that you would like to add to your website demand a specific module, for example, you won't need to worry whether they will run efficiently or not. This way, you are able to make a dynamic Internet site and provide hundreds of different options to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you are able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules which you will be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need particular modules, so that they can operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.