Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific process that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you can write a single line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports various other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it's employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
As Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you can run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared web hosting plans without difficulty. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job if your plan includes this feature. If not, you will be able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. The full list can be found inside the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you need to add to your website ask for a specific module, for example, you don't have to worry if they will function efficiently or not. This way, you'll be able to make a dynamic website and supply countless options to your site visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't have any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you will be able to call them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you are able to decide whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.