Perl is an excellent programming language which is frequently used for creating CGI scripts and also many different web-based applications. Among its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to execute a variety of tasks and to enhance the performance of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, when five jobs should be performed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for a variety of purposes, so many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared web hosting plans without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically through a cron job when your plan includes this attribute. If not, you can add cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. A complete list is available in the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library within your script. If third-party scripts that you want to include in your website demand a specific module, for instance, you will not need to worry if they will function efficiently or not. This way, you will be able to build a dynamic Internet site and offer hundreds of different features to your website visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can take advantage of any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can 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 can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up inside your account. If you want to use a script that you've found online and it requires specific modules to to exist on the server, you can take advantage of our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any type of Perl app that you write or find on the Internet will perform properly on our end.