Perl is an efficient programming language which is regularly used for setting up CGI scripts along with different web-based applications. One of its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to perform various tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, when five jobs have to be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for many different purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux shared hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically using a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. If the plan which you have obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer can run CGI scripts or all other apps developed in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all plans, you can pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can benefit from a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their features so as to save your time when you create your scripts. In the event that you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a specific module to operate effectively, we'll have it because our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You are able to view the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.