Perl is an efficient programming language that's frequently used for generating CGI scripts along with different web-based apps. Among its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to perform a variety of tasks and to increase the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, if five processess have to be executed, you can employ five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
Provided you purchase a cloud web hosting through us, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you'll have access to more than 3000 modules which you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the whole list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use so as to get access to them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will function correctly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your web hosting package does not include cron jobs, you can include this feature with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call each of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to select whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.