Perl is a popular 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 languages out there since it supports the usage of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a specific task. The modules can save you lots of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your websites because you're able to add just a single line of program code to call a given module rather than using all of the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language most often used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Provided you purchase a web hosting through us, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you will get access to over 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you will find the whole list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use to access them. When you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will work correctly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you're able to include this attribute with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call any of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to choose whether a specific script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.