Perl is a very popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific process that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just one line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with many other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a particular app can do, it is employed by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared hosting packages without difficulty. You may even do this automatically through a cron job when your package comes with this option. If not, you will be able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts that you want to include in your site require a specific module, for instance, you don't need to worry if they will function effectively or not. In this way, you're able to make a dynamic website and offer hundreds of different options to your site visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also added several thousand modules that you can employ. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need certain modules, to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.
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