Perl is a widely used scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the support for modules - groups of commands for a certain task that 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 a whole module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a given application can do, it is employed by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Provided you get a shared plan from us, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will get access to over 3000 modules which you are able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the whole list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you should use in order to access them. In case you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll function properly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your hosting plan does not come with cron jobs, you'll be able to include this option with a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide can run CGI scripts or various other applications created in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are included in all packages, you will be able to select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also benefit from a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions so as to save your time when you create your scripts. If you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires some module so as to operate properly, we will have it as our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You can see the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.