Perl is an efficient programming language that's regularly used for creating CGI scripts and various web-based applications. Among its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to execute various tasks and to enhance the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, in the event that five processess have to be executed, you can use five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for numerous purposes, so a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is often used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our cloud website hosting plans
as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically via a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. In the event that the plan that you've picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you'll be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, you are able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules that you will be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need particular modules, so as to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.