Perl is a very popular scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a certain task which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write a single line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a particular application 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 Shared Hosting
Perl is available with all shared plans that we provide and you will be able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will allow you to create an Internet site with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with numerous Perl modules that you're able to use and you will see the whole list in your website hosting account along with the path that you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this feature, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to take advantage of any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You are able to make any .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically via a cron job that you can set up in your account. If you choose to employ a script which you've found online and it needs particular modules to to be available on the server, you're able to reap the benefits of our rich library which includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any type of Perl app that you create or find on the Internet will perform flawlessly on our end.