Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to create a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific task that can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line within your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports various other languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a given app can do, it is used by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
In case you buy a shared web hosting plan from us, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you will get access to over 3000 modules which you will be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the whole list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use in order to get access to them. In case you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will run perfectly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your hosting package does not include cron jobs, you can add this feature with a few clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make any .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up inside your account. Provided you choose to employ a script which you've found online and it needs specific modules to be present on the server, you will be able to take full advantage of our rich library which features over 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that every Perl app that you create or find on the web will perform flawlessly on our end.