Perl is a well-known scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular task that can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you can write a single line inside your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with various other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it's used by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is available with all Linux shared hosting service that we provide and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to make a website with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature numerous Perl modules that you are able to employ and you'll see the whole list in your hosting account as well as the path which you need to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this option, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules which you are able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need particular modules, to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.