Perl is a powerful programming language that's regularly used for making CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based applications. Among its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to execute multiple tasks and to increase the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, if five tasks have to be executed, you are able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for numerous purposes, so a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our website hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. In the event that the plan that you've acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. With our shared plans, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not have any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you can call them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you can choose whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.