Perl is an efficient programming language that is regularly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as many different web-based apps. One of its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to do a variety of tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, if five processess have to be performed, you're able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why many corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used with other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our shared website hosting plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there whenever you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically through a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. If the plan which you've purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also installed several thousand modules which you are able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, so that they can function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.