Perl is an efficient programming language which is commonly used for creating CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based applications. Among its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, when five tasks need to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why many companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared website hosting plans without difficulty. You may also do this automatically via a cron job if your plan includes this feature. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. The complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library in your script. If third-party scripts that you would like to include in your website demand a certain module, for example, you do not need to worry whether they will work efficiently or not. In this way, you are able to build a dynamic site and provide countless features to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you're able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also installed several thousand modules that you can use. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need certain modules, to operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.