Perl is a widespread scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate 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 - sets of commands for a specific task that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write a single line inside your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl supports various other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it's used by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
In case you acquire a cloud service through our company, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each and every package, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules which you can use in your scripts and you'll find the full list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll run perfectly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your web hosting package does not include cron jobs, you'll be able to add this option with a few clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or various other apps written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are included in all of the plans, you will be able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can use a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their features so as to save your time when you write your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a specific module in order to work efficiently, we'll have it since our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You are able to view the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.