Perl is a widespread scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain process which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you can write only one line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with a lot of other languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it's used by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the Linux cloud web hosting packages that we supply and you can execute any .pl file which you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will enable you to build a site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature a large number of Perl modules which you are able to use and you will see the whole list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your package does not offer this option, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are part of all the plans, you can pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also take advantage of a large library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their features so as to save your time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a certain module to operate properly, we'll have it as our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to see the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.