Perl is an efficient programming language that's widely used for generating CGI scripts as well as different web-based applications. One of its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to do multiple tasks and to enhance the performance of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, if five tasks have to be performed, you can employ five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for a number of purposes, so a wide range of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used with other languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our shared web hosting
as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You'll be able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically via a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the plan that you've acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. With our shared plans, you can build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're able to take advantage of any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated servers
that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make any .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically via a cron job which you can create inside your account. If you decide to use a script that you have found online and it requires specific modules to be present on the server, you will be able to reap the benefits of our rich library which includes more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you generate or find on the Internet will work flawlessly on our end.