Perl is a widespread computer language, that is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be among the most effective programming languages available as it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a certain task. The modules can save you time and effort and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites since you can include just one line of code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language often used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Provided you obtain a hosting through us, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With every single package, you'll have access to over 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you will find the full list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you should use to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll work perfectly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you'll be able to include this feature with a few clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you will not have any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you can call any of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you'll be able to choose whether a particular script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.