Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific process that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you're able to write only one line inside your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports numerous other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it's used by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
In case you purchase a shared website hosting service through our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a lot of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you'll find a full list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use to be able to access them. Should you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will function correctly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your web hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you'll be able to add this attribute with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All the semi-dedicated hosting services that we supply can run CGI scripts or any other apps created in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all of our plans, you can select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also take advantage of a huge library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functionality so as to save time when you write your scripts. In the event that you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a particular module to work effectively, we'll have it as our library contains both widespread modules and less popular ones. You're able to view the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.