Perl is a well-known scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular process that can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you're able to write a single line within your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with a lot of other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a particular app can do, it is employed by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our shared hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. In case the plan which you have obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you are able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience 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'll be able to call any of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to select whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.