Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific job that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write a single line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it's employed by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the Linux hosting that we supply and you are able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will allow you to build a site with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages include numerous Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you'll see the complete list in your hosting account as well as the path which you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules which you'll be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require specific modules, so as to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.