Perl is one of the most popular programming languages today. Why do many millions of developers use it?
Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular process which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line within your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a particular application can do, it's used by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
If you obtain a cloud web hosting
from our company, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have numerous modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you will get access to more than 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you'll find a full list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use so as to get access to them. In case you use any script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will run flawlessly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your website hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you are able to include this option with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't have any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server
account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you are able to call each of them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you are able to choose whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.