Perl is an excellent programming language that's regularly used for setting up CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based apps. One of its key pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to perform various tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, if five processess need to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for a number of purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
You will be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our website hosting services as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud hosting platform to make sure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there whenever you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically through a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the plan which you've obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also need to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you will be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to employ any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated services that we offer as Perl is supported on all our servers. You will be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up in your account. If you choose to use a script that you've found online and it needs specific modules to to exist on your server, you are able to take advantage of our rich library which features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that every Perl application that you write or find on the worldwide web will function properly on our end.