Perl is a very popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain job that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you'll be able to write just a single line inside your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a particular application can do, it's used by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all shared web hosting that we provide and you're able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will enable you to build an Internet site with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with thousands of Perl modules that you are able to employ and you will see a full list in your hosting account as well as the path which you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package does not offer this option, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're able to use every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You'll be able to make any kind of .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 executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically via a cron job which you can create inside your account. In case you choose to employ a script that you have found online and it requires particular modules to to be available on the server, you will be able to take full advantage of our rich library that includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that every Perl application that you create or find on the Internet will work properly on our end.