Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular job which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write a single line in your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific application can do, it's used by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all the web hosting that we offer and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will enable you to create an Internet site with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans come with thousands of Perl modules that you're able to employ and you can see a full list in your hosting account as well as the path that you need to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules that you will be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need particular modules, to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.