Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate multiple web-based apps 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 integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you can write just one line inside your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a specific app can do, it is used by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
Perl is available with all of the Linux cloud web hosting service that we supply and you are able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to build a website with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include thousands of Perl modules which you can use and you'll see a full list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or all other applications created in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are part of all plans, you're able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can use a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality so as to save your time when you create your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a particular module to operate efficiently, we'll have it since our library contains both widely used modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to find the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.