Perl is an efficient programming language that's widely used for making CGI scripts and also many different web-based apps. One of its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used 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, if five jobs have to be executed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for various purposes, so a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Provided you purchase a Linux shared plan through us, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have a large number of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With every single plan, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you'll find the complete list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you have to use in order to be able to access 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 flawlessly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your web hosting package does not include cron jobs, you are able to include this option with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules that you'll be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require particular modules, in order to operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.