Perl is an effective programming language that's widely used for making CGI scripts and a number of web-based applications. One of its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to perform various tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, in the event that five jobs should be executed, you're able to employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for multiple purposes, so a wide range of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
As Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared website hosting plans without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically through a cron job when your package includes this option. If not, you can add cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. The full list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts that you need to include in your website require a particular module, for instance, you won't have to worry if they will work efficiently or not. This way, you're able to build a dynamic site and supply various features to your website visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can employ any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You can make any .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job that you can create in your account. If you want to use a script which you've found online and it needs particular modules to to exist on the server, you are able to reap the benefits of our vast library which includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl application that you generate or find on the web will perform perfectly on our end.