Perl is a well-liked scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful programming 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 on the web is its support for modules - sets of commands for a specific job that can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you can write a single line inside your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports many other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it's used by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the hosting that we supply and you can execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will enable you to create a site with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with lots of Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you'll see the full list in your hosting account along with the path which you should use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your package does not offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to use any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated hosting services that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You can make any .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job which you can create in your account. If you choose to employ a script that you've found online and it needs particular modules to be present on the server, you're able to take advantage of our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any type of Perl application that you write or find on the worldwide web will function properly on our end.