Perl is an effective programming language that's widely used for generating CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based applications. Among its major pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to execute numerous tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, when five processess need to be executed, you can employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used along with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our Linux shared web hosting services because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically through a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. If the plan which you have bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to employ any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated hosting services that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You're able to make any .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job that you can create inside your account. Provided you decide to use a script which you have found online and it needs certain modules to be present on the server, you'll be able to benefit from our rich library which includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that every Perl application that you create or find on the worldwide web will perform properly on our end.