Perl is a well-known language, which is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient programming languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your sites since you can add just one line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a universal language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our website hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there any time you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically using a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you have bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you'll be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also set up several thousand modules which you're able to use. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need particular modules, so that they can function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.