Perl is a very popular scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to create 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 - groups of commands for a particular job that can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you can write just one line in your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports many other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a given app can do, it's employed by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our cloud services as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud website hosting platform to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan that you've ordered does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file features the right executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you are able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to employ any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated services that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You'll be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically by a cron job which you can create inside your account. If you decide to use a script that you've found online and it needs certain modules to be present on the server, you're able to take full advantage of our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl application that you write or find on the web will function properly on our end.