Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - sets of commands for a certain job that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line inside your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire code that is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with many other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is used by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our cloud web hosting
because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. If the package that you have bought does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you are able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to work with any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated servers
that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up in your account. Provided you choose to employ a script which you have found online and it requires particular modules to be present on the server, you'll be able to reap the benefits of our rich library which features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl application that you create or find online will perform perfectly on our end.