Perl is an excellent programming language which is widely used for making CGI scripts and various web-based applications. One of its key advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to perform various tasks and to increase the performance of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, in the event that five processess have to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for many different purposes, that's why many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used with other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our Linux hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you have purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you're able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated services that we offer can run CGI scripts or various other apps written in Perl and since cron jobs are part of all packages, you're able to decide if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can benefit from a large library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their features so as to save time when you write your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a particular module in order to work effectively, we'll have it since our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You can see the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.