Perl is an efficient programming language that's widely used for creating CGI scripts and also different web-based applications. Among its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to execute numerous tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, if five processess have to be executed, you can employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our website hosting plans because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script will be there every time you need them. You're able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. If the package which you've purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file features the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you will be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You're able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up inside your account. Provided you decide to employ a script which you've found online and it needs certain modules to be present on the server, you're able to take full advantage of our vast library which includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that every Perl app that you write or find on the Internet will perform perfectly on our end.