Perl is a powerful programming language that is commonly used for creating CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based applications. Among its major advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to do various tasks and to extend the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, when five tasks have to be performed, you're able to use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for numerous purposes, so many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
If you purchase a cloud web hosting plan
from us, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have numerous modules present on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you'll have access to over 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find a full list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use so as to be able to access them. When you use any script which you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work perfectly no matter what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you can include this attribute with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take advantage of every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated hosting plans
that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You're able to make every .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job that you can set up in your account. Provided you want to use a script which you've found online and it needs particular modules to to exist on the server, you are able to take full advantage of our vast library which includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any Perl application that you make or find on the web will perform perfectly on our end.