Perl is a very popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to create a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the support for modules - sets of commands for a certain task which can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write just a single line within your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the entire code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is employed by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is available with all Linux shared packages that we supply and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will help you build a website with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include countless Perl modules that you can employ and you can see the complete list in your web hosting account along with the path which you should use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications created in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are part of all packages, you are able to decide if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can benefit from a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their features so as to save time when you write your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a specific module so as to operate effectively, we'll have it as our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You can see the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.