Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the support for modules - groups of commands for a particular job which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write only one line in your script to get a module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it's used by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the Linux web hosting that we supply and you are able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to create a site with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature lots of Perl modules that you're able to employ and you can see the complete list in your hosting account as well as the path that you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All the semi-dedicated servers that we provide can run CGI scripts or any other apps developed in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all of the packages, you are able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. Also, you can use a huge library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functions to save your time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a certain module to work effectively, we will have it because our library contains both widely used modules and less popular ones. You are able to see the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.