Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain job which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line inside your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a given application can do, it is employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
In case you obtain a cloud service from our company, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you will find a full list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you should use so as to get access to them. When you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll work properly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you can add this option with just a few clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't experience any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you will be able to call them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you're able to decide whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.