Perl is a well-known scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific job that can be included in a script just by calling them i.e. you can write just a single line inside your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it's employed by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is available with all shared hosting plans that we provide and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will enable you to build an Internet site with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include countless Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you can see the full list in your web hosting account along with the path which you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we supply can run CGI scripts or any other applications developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are included in all of the packages, you will be able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. Also, you can take advantage of a large library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functionality so as to save time when you create your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a specific module to operate efficiently, we will have it because our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You can view the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.