Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific process which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you're able to write just one line within your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports various other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is used by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all shared web hosting plans that we supply and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will enable you to build a website with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include lots of Perl modules that you are able to use and you will see a full list in your web hosting account along with the path that you need to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to employ any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You're able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically via a cron job which you can create inside your account. If you choose to employ a script that you've found online and it requires certain modules to to be available on your server, you are able to reap the benefits of our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that every Perl app that you make or find on the web will work perfectly on our end.