Why is Perl a programming language preferred for many web developers?
Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular task that can be included in a script by calling them which means that you are able to write just one line in your script to get a module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports numerous other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it's used by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our web hosting plans
as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script will be there when you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you've purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not have any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server
account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you'll be able to call any of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to decide whether a particular script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.