Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain process which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line in your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it is used by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Perl is provided with all the hosting
that we provide and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will allow you to make a site with all the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages include numerous Perl modules which you can use and you will see the full list in your hosting account in addition to the path that you have to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this option, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server
account through us, you'll be able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules which you'll be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, so that they can work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, in case a visitor does a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.