Perl is an effective programming language which is regularly used for creating CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based apps. Among its key pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to perform various tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, when five tasks have to be performed, you can use five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for many different purposes, so a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
Provided you purchase a cloud web hosting
through us, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have numerous modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each and every package, you'll have access to more than 3000 modules that you are able to employ in your scripts and you can find a full list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use so as to access them. Should you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll run flawlessly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your web hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you will be able to include this attribute with a few clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or any other apps developed in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all packages, you're able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also use a huge library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functionality to save your time when you write your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a certain module so as to operate properly, we'll have it as our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You can view the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.