Why is Perl a programming language of choice for a lot of web developers?
Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific process which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write only one line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a specific app can do, it's used by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our cloud hosting plans
as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud hosting platform to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there any time you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. If the plan which you've selected does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated hosting plans
that we provide can run CGI scripts or various other applications created in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all plans, you'll be able to select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. You can also use a large library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functions so as to save your time when you write your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a certain module so as to operate effectively, we'll have it since our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You will be able to find the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.