Perl is an excellent programming language which is regularly used for creating CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based applications. One of its major pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to perform a variety of tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, in the event that five jobs should be performed, you're able to use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for a number of purposes, so a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our web hosting plans without difficulty. You can also do this automatically through a cron job if your package has this attribute. If not, you are able to include cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. The full list can be found in the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts that you need to add to your site ask for a particular module, for example, you do not need to worry whether they will work efficiently or not. In this way, you are able to make a dynamic website and offer various features to your website visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you will not have any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you're able to call any of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.