Perl is a widespread scripting language which is regarded as one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular job which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you're able to write just one line inside your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it is 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
As Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud website hosting packages without any difficulties. You may even do this automatically via a cron job if your plan has this attribute. If not, you're able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. A full list is available inside the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you need to add to your website ask for a particular module, for instance, you won't need to worry if they will operate effectively or not. This way, you are able to create a dynamic Internet site and provide various functions to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't encounter any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you will be able to call them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to decide whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.