Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the support for modules - sets of commands for a certain job that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line inside your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it is employed by numerous 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 the cloud website hosting that we supply and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will help you create a website with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules that you are able to use and you can see the full list in your website hosting account in addition to the path that you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package doesn't offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to work with every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated services that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You can make every .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically via a cron job which you can create in your account. Provided you decide to employ a script which you have found online and it needs certain modules to to be available on the server, you'll be able to benefit from our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any Perl application that you write or find on the web will function flawlessly on our end.