Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific process that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write a single line in your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with numerous other languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it is used by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Provided you get a shared web hosting through our company, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you'll get access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you'll find a full list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use in order to get access to them. In case you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will run properly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your website hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you can include this option with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules which you'll be able to use. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need specific modules, so as to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.