Perl is a widespread scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific process which can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you're able to write only one line within your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it's used by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
In case you purchase a Linux shared web hosting through our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each and every plan, you'll get access to over 3000 modules which you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find the full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you need to use in order to get access to them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll function perfectly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your web hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you will be able to include this feature with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules which you're able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, so that they can function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.