Perl is a well-known scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its support for modules - sets of commands for a certain process which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you're able to write a single line inside your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports 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, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is provided with all Linux cloud hosting that we supply and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will allow you to create a site with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules which you are able to use and you'll see the complete list in your hosting account as well as the path which you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan does not offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps created in Perl and since cron jobs are part of all packages, you'll be able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can benefit from a large library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality to save your time when you write your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a particular module to function effectively, we'll have it as our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You are able to see the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.