Why is Perl a language selected for many web developers?
Perl is a widespread scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate a variety of 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 job that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write a single line within your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with various other languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a particular app can do, it's employed by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud website hosting
plans without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically through a cron job when your plan includes this attribute. If not, you'll be able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to include in your site demand a particular module, for instance, you do not have to worry if they will work efficiently or not. In this way, you are able to create a dynamic website and offer a huge selection of characteristics to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to work with any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers
that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You are able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up in your account. Provided you want to use a script which you have found online and it requires specific modules to be present on the server, you are able to take advantage of our rich library that features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl application that you make or find online will function properly on our end.