Perl is a very popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain process which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line within your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it is used by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the cloud plans that we offer and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to build a site with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages feature a large number of Perl modules that you are able to employ and you'll see the complete list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you should use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or all other applications written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are featured in all of the packages, you can decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can use a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functions in order to save time when you create your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a particular module to function effectively, we will have it because our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You are able to view the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.