Perl is a well-known scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the support for modules - groups of commands for a particular job which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you're able to write only one line in your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it's employed by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Perl is available with all of the Linux cloud website hosting that we provide and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will enable you to build a website with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans come with a large number of Perl modules which you're able to employ and you'll see the whole list in your hosting account as well as the path that you need to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this option, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you will be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules that you are able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need particular modules, so that they can work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.