Perl is a widely used computer language, that is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective languages nowadays since it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a specific task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites since you can add only 1 line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create many popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you acquire a cloud website hosting plan from us, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have numerous modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you are able to employ in your scripts and you will find the complete list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with 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 run flawlessly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your website hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you are able to add this feature with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also set up several thousand modules that you are able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, in order to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.