Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific task that can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you're able to write only one line within your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with various other programming languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our Linux cloud service because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. In case the package that you've bought does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you're able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or various other apps written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all our packages, you're able to select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can use a huge library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their features in order to save your time when you create your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a specific module to run efficiently, we'll have it as our library contains both widely used modules and less popular ones. You can see the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.