Perl is a popular programming language, that is used to make various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is among the most efficient programming languages out there as it supports the usage of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites since you can include just one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language often used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a number of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Provided you acquire a web hosting through us, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will have access to over 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you'll find a full list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use to get access to them. When you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll work perfectly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you can add this feature with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you can call them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you're able to choose whether a given script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.