Perl is a powerful programming language that is regularly used for creating CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based applications. Among its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to do numerous tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, when five processess should be performed, you are able to use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so a wide range of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Provided you buy a Linux shared hosting through our company, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a lot of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each and every plan, you'll get access to over 3000 modules which you can employ in your scripts and you will find the entire list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use in order to get access to them. In case you use any script that you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will run correctly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your web hosting package does not include cron jobs, you will be able to include this feature with just a few clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can 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 have also included several thousand modules that you will be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require certain modules, so that they can work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.