Perl is a very popular computer language, that is employed to create various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective languages available since it supports the use of modules - compact bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a certain task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites because you're able to include just a single line of code to call a certain module instead of using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
If you buy a Linux web hosting from us, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you are able to use in your scripts and you'll find the whole list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use so as to gain access to them. Should you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll function flawlessly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your web hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you can add this attribute with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of your 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 encounter any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you will be able to call them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you'll be able to decide whether a certain script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.