Perl is a powerful programming language that is frequently used for generating CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based apps. One of its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to perform numerous tasks and to increase the efficiency of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, if five processess have to be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for various purposes, that's why many companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Provided you acquire a Linux web hosting through our company, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a large number of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will be given access to over 3000 modules that you're able to use in your scripts and you will find the full list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use to access them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll function perfectly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you'll be able to add this option with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to work with any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You're able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of 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 via a cron job which you can set up in your account. If you want to use a script that you've found online and it needs particular modules to be present on the server, you can take advantage of our rich library that features over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that every Perl app that you write or find on the Internet will function flawlessly on our end.