Perl is a very popular scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - groups of commands for a certain task that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it's used by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
As Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically through a cron job when your package includes this feature. If not, you can include cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. A complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts which you would like to include in your website ask for a certain module, for instance, you don't have to worry if they will run properly or not. This way, you will be able to build a dynamic Internet site and supply countless characteristics to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer can run CGI scripts or various other applications written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are a part of all our packages, you're able to decide if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can use a huge library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functionality so as to save time when you write your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a particular module so as to work efficiently, we will have it since our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You will be able to see the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.