Perl is a widespread scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular job which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just one line within your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a particular application can do, it is used by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Perl is available with all Linux web hosting packages that we offer and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will enable you to make a website with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with countless Perl modules that you can use and you can see a full list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also set up several thousand modules that you can employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require specific modules, so that they can function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, if a visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.