Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is regarded as one of the most practical languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple 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 specific job which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you're able to write just one line within your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a given application can do, it's used by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Perl is available with all the hosting that we offer and you are able to execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will enable you to build a site with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include numerous Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you can see the whole list in your web hosting account along with the path that you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package doesn't offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're able to use any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make any .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up in your account. Provided you decide to use a script which you have found online and it requires certain modules to to exist on your server, you're able to take full advantage of our rich library that features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any Perl app that you generate or find on the Internet will function properly on our end.