Perl is a well-known scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its support for modules - sets of commands for a specific process which can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write just a single line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire code which is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it is used by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is available with all of the cloud plans
that we provide and you're able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to make an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature thousands of Perl modules which you are able to employ and you'll see the complete list in your hosting account as well as the path which you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan does not offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to use any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated plans
that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You will be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically by a cron job which you can create in your account. If you decide to employ a script that you've found online and it needs particular modules to to be available on the server, you're able to benefit from our rich library that features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl app that you generate or find on the worldwide web will perform properly on our end.