Perl is a widely used programming language, which is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most effective languages these days since it supports the usage of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a specific task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites since you are able to add just a single line of program code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language primarily used for scripts, but it has been employed to create lots of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
If you buy a Linux web hosting from our company, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each and every package, you will be given access to over 3000 modules which you're able to employ in your scripts and you can find the full list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use to be able to access them. Should you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it will function flawlessly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your website hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you will be able to include this attribute with just a few clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules that you will be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have certain modules, so as to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.