Perl is a powerful programming language which is regularly used for making CGI scripts along with different web-based applications. One of its key advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to do a variety of tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, if five processess need to be performed, you can employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for a number of purposes, so many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud web hosting packages without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically through a cron job if your plan comes with this feature. If not, you're able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you can use all of them with your scripts. The complete list is available inside the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to add to your website demand a particular module, for example, you do not need to worry whether they will operate effectively or not. In this way, you are able to make a dynamic website and supply a huge selection of attributes to your site visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules which you'll be able to use. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need specific modules, in order to operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.