Perl is a very popular scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular job which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write only one line within your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports various other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a given app can do, it is used by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our Linux cloud packages because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there any time you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the package that you've purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you are able to build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or various other apps written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are included in all the plans, you'll be able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What is more, you can take advantage of a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their features so as to save your time when you create your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs some module to run efficiently, we will have it as our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to view the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.