Perl is a well-known scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write just a single line within your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with many other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it's used by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is available with all the cloud hosting that we supply and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to make a website with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with numerous Perl modules that you are able to employ and you can see the whole list in your website 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'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package does not offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All the semi-dedicated hosting that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications created in Perl and considering that cron jobs are a part of all of the plans, you'll be able to decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. Also, you can benefit from a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality so as to save time when you create your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a particular module to operate effectively, we will have it because our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You're able to view the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.