Perl is an excellent programming language which is regularly used for creating CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based applications. Among its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to do a variety of tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five tasks need to be executed, you can employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for a number of purposes, so many companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used in addition to other languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
As Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared hosting packages without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically by using a cron job if your package includes this option. If not, you are able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts that you want to add to your website require a particular module, for instance, you won't need to worry if they will run efficiently or not. This way, you're able to create a dynamic site and provide a huge selection of attributes to your site visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also set up several thousand modules that you'll be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require specific modules, to operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.