Perl is a well-liked scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular task which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you are able to write only one line inside your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl supports various other programming languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a particular application can do, it's used by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all cloud web hosting that we supply and you can execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will allow you to build an Internet site with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with thousands of Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account along with the path that you should use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan does not offer this feature, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All the semi-dedicated servers that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or various other apps developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are part of all of our packages, you'll be able to select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can benefit from a vast library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functionality in order to save time when you write your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires some module to run efficiently, we will have it because our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You're able to find the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.