Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you're able to write just a single line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a particular app can do, it's used by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Provided you purchase a Linux cloud hosting from us, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a large number of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules which you can employ in your scripts and you can find the whole list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you need to use so as to access them. In case you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will run perfectly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your website hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you are able to add this option with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to take advantage of any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make any .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job which you can create inside your account. Provided you choose to use a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to to be available on your server, you can take advantage of our vast library that features over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any type of Perl app that you make or find on the web will work perfectly on our end.