Perl is an effective programming language which is widely used for generating CGI scripts and also different web-based apps. One of its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to execute multiple tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, in the event that five jobs need to be executed, you can use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for various purposes, so a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our shared hosting plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform in order to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. In the event that the package that you've selected does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you will be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't have any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call any of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can decide whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.