Perl is an efficient programming language which is regularly used for making CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based applications. Among its key advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to perform multiple tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs need to be executed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for various purposes, that's why a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared web hosting
plans without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically through a cron job if your package comes with this feature. If not, you're able to include cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you can use all of them with your scripts. The full list is available inside the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts which you need to add to your site require a particular module, for example, you will not have to worry whether they will function effectively or not. In this way, you're able to make a dynamic Internet site and provide numerous different characteristics to your site visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server
account through our company, you're able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules that you are able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need particular modules, in order to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.