Perl is an excellent programming language which is frequently used for creating CGI scripts and also various web-based apps. One of its major advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform various tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess need to be executed, you're able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for various purposes, so a lot of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used along with other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
If you purchase a Linux cloud web hosting package from our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With every single package, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules that you're able to use in your scripts and you can find the whole list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path which you have to use in order to get access to them. Should you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work correctly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your web hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you'll be able to include this feature with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to employ any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You're able to make any .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up inside your account. In case you want to employ a script that you've found online and it needs certain modules to to be available on the server, you are able to benefit from our vast library which features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any type of Perl application that you create or find on the web will work flawlessly on our end.