Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to create various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular task that can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line in your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with various other languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a given application can do, it's used by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
If you buy a Linux website hosting service from us, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With every single plan, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the entire list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use in order to get access to them. In case you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll work correctly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .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 doesn't feature cron jobs, you can include this attribute with a few clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated services that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or various other apps written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are included in all packages, you're able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What is more, you can take advantage of a huge library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their features so as to save your time when you write your scripts. In the event that you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs some module to function properly, we'll have it as our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You can find the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.