Perl is an efficient programming language that's widely used for creating CGI scripts along with a number of web-based applications. One of its major advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute numerous tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs have to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for many different purposes, so a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used along with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you can run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared web hosting packages without difficulty. You can even do this automatically via a cron job when your plan has this attribute. If not, you can include cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you will be able to use all of them with your scripts. A full list can be found in the Control Panel and when you wish to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library in your script. If third-party scripts which you want to include in your website demand a certain module, for instance, you don't have to worry whether they will work efficiently or not. This way, you will be able to create a dynamic website and supply countless features to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also set up several thousand modules which you can use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need particular modules, so as to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a website visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.