Perl is a popular language, that is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be among the most effective languages out there since it supports the use of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a specific task. The modules will save you lots of time and they will contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites because you're able to integrate only 1 line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all of the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language primarily used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
In case you obtain a Linux shared web hosting plan from us, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each and every plan, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules which you will be able to use in your scripts and you will find the complete list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you need to use to be able to access them. Should you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it will function correctly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your web hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you can include this option with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based software 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 set up on our servers and you are 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. Any time you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you'll be able to select whether a certain script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.