Perl is an efficient programming language which is widely used for generating CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based applications. One of its key advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to do numerous tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, when five processess need to be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for a number of purposes, so a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud website hosting packages without any difficulties. You may even do this automatically by using a cron job when your package includes this attribute. If not, you'll be able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. The complete list is available in the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you need to add to your website require a particular module, for instance, you do not need to worry whether they will run effectively or not. This way, you are able to create a dynamic website and offer various options to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules that you will be able to use. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require particular modules, to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a 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 are able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.