Perl is an excellent programming language that's regularly used for generating CGI scripts along with many different web-based apps. One of its major pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to execute numerous tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, if five tasks should be performed, you are able to use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for multiple purposes, so many corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used in addition to other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
In case you purchase a hosting through us, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have numerous modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you'll get access to over 3000 modules which you will be able to use in your scripts and you will find a full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you need to use in order to get access to them. Should you use any script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will function perfectly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your website hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you're able to include this option with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to work with every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated servers that we offer as Perl is supported on all our servers. You will be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up in your account. In case you want to employ a script which you've found online and it needs certain modules to to be available on your server, you are able to take advantage of our rich library which includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl application that you write or find online will perform perfectly on our end.