Perl is an effective programming language that's frequently used for generating CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based applications. Among its major pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to do various tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five tasks should be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for a number of purposes, so a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
As Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our hosting packages without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job if your package has this option. If not, you are able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts that you want to include in your website ask for a certain module, for example, you don't have to worry if they will run efficiently or not. This way, you are able to create a dynamic Internet site and offer various options to your visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you can call any of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you'll be able to decide whether a given script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.