Learn why Perl is the go-to scripting language for lots of programmers.
Perl is a well-liked scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its support for modules - sets of commands for a specific process that can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line in your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a specific app can do, it is employed by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
If you buy a Linux shared website hosting
from our company, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have plenty of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you will have access to over 3000 modules which you will be able to use in your scripts and you'll find a full list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use so as to gain access to them. Should you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll function flawlessly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your web hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you are able to include this feature with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you won't have any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server
account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you are able to call them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to select whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.