Perl is a widely used language, that is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient programming languages these days since it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites as you are able to include just one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate lots of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our Linux shared website hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically via a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. In case the plan that you have picked does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file has the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you are able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting services that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are featured in all packages, you are able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. Also, you can take advantage of a large library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions in order to save your time when you create your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a specific module in order to work properly, we'll have it as our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You will be able to view the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.