Perl is an excellent programming language which is widely used for creating CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based apps. Among its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to perform multiple tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, if five tasks need to be performed, you are able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for numerous purposes, so many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux shared packages as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. In case the plan that you have acquired does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. With our shared packages, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't have any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you'll be able to call any of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can choose whether a given script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.