Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the support for modules - groups of commands for a certain process that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write just one line inside your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with various other languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it is used by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the Linux shared web hosting that we offer and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will enable you to make a site with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature lots of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you can see the whole list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you should use 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 yet your package does not offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or any other apps developed in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are featured in all the plans, you're able to select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. Also, you can take advantage of a large library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their features to save your time when you create your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a particular module so as to operate properly, we'll have it since our library contains both widespread modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to find the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.