Perl is a powerful programming language that's regularly used for making CGI scripts as well as different web-based applications. One of its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to execute various tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, when five processess need to be executed, you are able to use five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for a number of purposes, so many corporations have implemented 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 languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our web hosting service as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You'll be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the package which you have picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file features the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you'll be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer can run CGI scripts or any other applications created in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are featured in all the plans, you're able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. You can also use a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functionality in order to save your 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 specific module in order to function effectively, we'll have it because our library contains both widespread modules and less popular ones. You're able to see the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.