Perl is a widely used scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific task that can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you can write a single line inside your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports many other languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a given app can do, it's employed by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting
through our company, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have numerous modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you'll be given access to more than 3000 modules which you will be able to use in your scripts and you can find the entire list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path which you have to use to get access to them. Should you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll run flawlessly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your website hosting package does not include cron jobs, you will be able to add this attribute with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't have any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server
account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you will be able to call each of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to decide whether a given script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.