Perl is a widespread scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain job which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you're able to write just a single line inside your script to get a module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular app can do, it's employed by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud web hosting service from our company, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you'll have access to over 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you can find a full list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you need to use to be able to access them. Should you use any script that you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll work correctly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you can include this attribute with just a few clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you won't have any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you'll be able to call them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Every time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to choose whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.