Perl is a widespread scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific job which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you are able to write just a single line in your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with many other languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it's used by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our Linux cloud plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there when you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically through a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. In the event that the plan that you've picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you'll be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not encounter any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you will be able to call them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to select whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.