Perl is a widespread computer language, that is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most efficient languages in existence because it supports the usage of modules - tiny pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a particular task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your sites because you're able to include just one line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate numerous popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
In case you get a Linux hosting from us, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you will be provided with access to over 3000 modules which you can employ in your scripts and you will find the full list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use to get access to them. Should you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll work flawlessly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your website hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you will be able to include this feature with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also set up several thousand modules that you will be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need certain modules, so that they can work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.