Perl is a very popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the support for modules - groups of commands for a specific job which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you can write just a single line in your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it is employed by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Provided you get a Linux shared web hosting from our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you will have access to more than 3000 modules which you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you will find the entire list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use to access them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it will run properly no matter what modules it needs 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 doesn't include cron jobs, you're able to add this option with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't experience any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you can call any of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to function. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to select whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.