Perl is a very popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific task that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write only one line in your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it is used by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the website hosting that we offer and you're able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will help you create a website with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with numerous Perl modules that you can employ and you'll see a full list in your website hosting account along with the path which you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan does not offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules which you're able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add 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 done in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.