Perl is a well-liked 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 distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you're able to write only one line in your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it is employed by a number of famous 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 hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom cloud website hosting platform so as to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there any time you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. If the plan that you've ordered doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you'll be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are included in all packages, you will be able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can take advantage of a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functions so as to save time when you create your scripts. In the event that you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a particular module in order to function properly, we will have it as our library contains both widely used modules and less popular ones. You're able to see the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.