Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular process which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write only one line in your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with various other languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it's employed by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
If you obtain a Linux hosting through our company, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have plenty of modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each package, you'll get access to more than 3000 modules that you're able to employ in your scripts and you will find the complete list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you should use in order to be able to access them. Should you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll work correctly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you're able to include this option with a few clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't have any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you are able to call each of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you are able to choose whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.