Perl is a well-known scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular task which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you are able to write just a single line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific app can do, it's employed by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our Linux shared web hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. In the event that the plan that you've obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you are able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to employ any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You will be able to make each .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 may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up in your account. In case you want to employ a script which you have found online and it needs specific modules to to exist on your server, you're able to take advantage of our rich library which features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl app that you write or find online will function properly on our end.