Perl is a widely used scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific process that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you can write only one line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it is employed by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud hosting plans without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically via a cron job if your plan includes this attribute. If not, you're able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. A full list can be found in the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts that you would like to include in your site demand a certain module, for example, you won't need to worry if they will run efficiently or not. In this way, you'll be able to create a dynamic website and offer plenty of attributes to your visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also added several thousand modules that you will be able to employ. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have certain modules, to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, when a visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.