Client needing Perl

Dandello

Member
I have a client with legacy Perl scripts and would like to move him to a Knownhost shared package. (He's on a small budget but his current host completely trashed what should have been a simple migration from one server to another.) I just want to confirm that the current SH-1 has Perl installed.

I know that as of last year SH-2 had Perl 5.16.3 thanks to another client with legacy Perl scripts which work just fine for him. (And he's happy with Knownhost.)
 

KH-JonathanKW

Technical Support
Staff member
Hey there!

I can confirm that all shared servers have a version of Perl installed -- checking a few I am seeing that the perl version is still 5.16.3

Code:
$ perl --version

This is perl 5, version 16, subversion 3 (v5.16.3) built for x86_64-linux-thread-multi
(with 39 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail)
If there is any PHP, however, we only allow 5.6 as the oldest -- just for your reference.
 

Dandello

Member
THANK YOU - when I 'chatted' with a 'live' person I got some gobbledegook about running Perl from the command prompt.

Since I know the scripts in question run on 5.16, I'll let my client know and try to talk him into moving to a host that actually supports what he needs. If he needs any PHP it will be WordPress.
 

KH-JonathanKW

Technical Support
Staff member
I do want to clarify.

Perl use is limited on the shared network; as not every perl module may be available -- in which case; if the perl is legacy as you say; modules they may need may not be available.

You should find a list of perl modules required and then inquire whether or not they're available before making any decisions.
 
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