Perl is an effective programming language that is frequently used for generating CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based applications. One of its major advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to perform a variety of tasks and to increase the performance of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, when five processess have to be performed, you are able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a lot of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our shared web hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there every time you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically through a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the package that you have acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. With our shared packages, you'll be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All the semi-dedicated servers that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are a part of all packages, you are able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. Also, you can benefit from a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality so as to save time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires some module to operate effectively, we'll have it as our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You're able to see the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.