Why is Perl a programming language selected for a lot of web developers?
Perl is a widely used scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific job which can be included in a script by calling them which means that you are able to write a single line inside your script to get a module executed, rather than having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports many other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific 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
In case you buy a cloud hosting plan
from us, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have numerous modules present on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you'll get access to over 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you can find the full list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path which you should use in order to gain access to them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll function flawlessly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you're able to add this feature with a few clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't experience any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server
account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you are able to call them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.