Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain task which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you can write just a single 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. Because Perl supports numerous other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it's used by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
As Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared website hosting plans without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically through a cron job if your plan comes with this option. If not, you'll be able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you can use all of them with your scripts. The entire list is available in the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you only 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 ask for a specific module, for instance, you don't have to worry whether they will function efficiently or not. This way, you are able to make a dynamic site and supply hundreds of different features to your visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can work with every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You can make any .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up inside your account. If you want to use a script which you have found online and it requires specific modules to to be available on the server, you'll be able to benefit from our vast library that features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl application that you make or find on the web will work flawlessly on our end.