Perl is an excellent programming language which is commonly used for generating CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based applications. Among its main advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to perform a variety of tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, if five processess have to be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used in addition to other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting through our company, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you will get access to over 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find the full list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you have to use to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will function properly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you'll be able to include this option with just a few clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're able to employ every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You are able to make every .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up inside your account. Provided you decide to employ a script that you've found online and it requires particular modules to to be available on the server, you are able to reap the benefits of our vast library that features over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any type of Perl application that you make or find on the web will perform perfectly on our end.