Perl is an efficient programming language which is regularly used for making CGI scripts and a number of web-based applications. One of its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to do multiple tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, if five jobs should be performed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for multiple purposes, so a wide range of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used along with other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared web hosting packages without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically via a cron job if your plan includes this attribute. If not, you're able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. The complete list is available inside the Control Panel and if you need to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts which you would like to add to your website require a particular module, for example, you won't need to worry if they will work efficiently or not. This way, you're able to create a dynamic Internet site and offer hundreds of different options to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you can use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules which you're able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require particular modules, so as to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.