Perl is an excellent programming language that's commonly used for making CGI scripts and also different web-based applications. Among its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to perform various tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five processess need to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for a number of purposes, so a number of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our website hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform so as to ensure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. In case the plan which you have selected doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you can create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated servers that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications developed in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are featured in all of our packages, you are able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can take advantage of a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functions to save time when you create your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a particular module in order to operate effectively, we'll have it as our library contains both widely used modules and less popular ones. You're able to find the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.