Perl is a very popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific process that can be included in a script by calling them which means that you're able to write just a single line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the whole program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with many other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it is employed by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all the Linux cloud web hosting packages that we supply and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will enable you to build a website with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include a large number of Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you can see the full list in your hosting account along with the path that you should use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated hosting that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You will be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job that you can create in your account. If you choose to employ a script which you have found online and it needs particular modules to to be available on your server, you can reap the benefits of our rich library that includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any Perl application that you generate or find on the worldwide web will work flawlessly on our end.