Perl is a widely used scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific process that can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you can write just a single line within your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports various other languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it's employed by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Provided you purchase a Linux hosting plan from us, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have numerous modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you'll get access to over 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you can find the full list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you need to use so as to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll run perfectly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you will be able to add this attribute with a few clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we supply can run CGI scripts or any other applications written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are featured in all packages, you'll be able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can use a huge library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality to save time when you write your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a particular module in order to function efficiently, we will have it since our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You're able to see the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.