Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular job that can be included in a script by 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 whole code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with various other languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it is employed by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
In case you buy a Linux shared hosting package through our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you'll be given access to more than 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you can find the complete list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use to get access to them. Should you use any script that you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it will run flawlessly no matter what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your website hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you're able to include this feature with a few clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we provide can run CGI scripts or various other apps developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are part of all the plans, you're able to decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can use a large library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions so as to save your 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 requires a specific module to work efficiently, we'll have it as our library contains both widespread modules and less popular ones. You can view the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.