Perl is an effective programming language that's widely used for creating CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based apps. One of its main pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to execute various tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five tasks should be performed, you are able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for many different purposes, so a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
As Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our cloud hosting packages without difficulty. You can even do this automatically via a cron job when your plan includes this option. If not, you're able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to add to your website ask for a specific module, for example, you won't have to worry if they will function properly or not. This way, you are able to build a dynamic site and provide plenty of functions to your visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules that you're able to employ. 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 certain modules, so as to function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.