Perl is a widespread programming language, which is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is among the most effective languages out there since it supports the usage of modules - small parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a certain task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your websites because you can integrate only one line of code to call a given module instead of using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional language generally used for scripts, but it's been used to generate lots of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
In case you obtain a Linux cloud hosting through us, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have numerous modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each package, you'll have access to over 3000 modules which you're able to employ in your scripts and you will find the complete list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use in order to get access to them. Should you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work properly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your website hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you'll be able to include this attribute with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you'll be able to call them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can decide whether a certain script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.