Perl is a widespread scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is its support for modules - sets of commands for a certain job that can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line within your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports many other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it is employed by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
As Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared hosting packages without difficulty. You can also do this automatically via a cron job when your package includes this option. If not, you can add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you can use all of them with your scripts. The entire list is available in the Control Panel and if you need to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts which you want to add to your website demand a specific module, for example, you do not have to worry if they will work effectively or not. In this way, you'll be able to make a dynamic Internet site and supply plenty of options to your site visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or various other applications developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are a part of all the plans, you will be able to decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can use a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functions to save your time when you write your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a specific module in order to function properly, we will have it as our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You can see the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.