Perl is a very popular scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to create a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific process that can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line in your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with various other programming languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it is employed by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server
account through us, you'll be able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also included several thousand modules that you can employ. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require particular modules, in order to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.