Perl is a well-known programming language, which is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient programming languages these days since it supports the use of modules - tiny parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a specific task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites because you can add only 1 line of program code to call a given module instead of using all of the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile language generally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a number of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Provided you acquire a cloud hosting from our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have plenty of modules on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each plan, you will have access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the complete list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use to access them. When you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll run properly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you can add this option with a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules that you will be able to employ. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have specific modules, so that they can work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.