Perl is an efficient programming language that is regularly used for creating CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based applications. Among its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the performance of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess have to be performed, you can employ five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for various purposes, that's why many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used with other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our Linux web hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. If the package which you've picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you'll be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You'll be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically via a cron job which you can set up in your account. If you choose to use a script that you've found online and it requires specific modules to to exist on the server, you are able to benefit from our vast library that features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any type of Perl application that you make or find on the web will perform properly on our end.