Perl is a very popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular job which can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write just one line in your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it is employed by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
Perl is available with all Linux website hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will help you create an Internet site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with numerous Perl modules which you can employ and you'll see the whole list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan does not offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to use any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You are able to make any .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up in your account. In case you choose to employ a script which you have found online and it requires particular modules to be present on your server, you are able to take full advantage of our rich library which features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that every Perl app that you generate or find on the worldwide web will work properly on our end.