Perl is an efficient programming language that's regularly used for generating CGI scripts along with a number of web-based applications. One of its major pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform various tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, if five tasks need to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for a number of purposes, so a wide range of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used along with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our hosting plans without difficulty. You may also do this automatically via a cron job if your plan includes this attribute. If not, you'll be able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. The entire list is available in the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts that you would like to include in your website demand a particular module, for instance, you do not need to worry whether they will work efficiently or not. This way, you are able to make a dynamic website and offer numerous different options to your visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can work with any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated hosting that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You are able to make each .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up inside your account. Provided you want to employ a script that you've found online and it requires certain modules to be present on the server, you are able to take full advantage of our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any Perl application that you write or find online will work perfectly on our end.