Perl is a widely used programming language, that is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most effective programming languages in existence since it supports the use of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your websites because you can add just one line of program code to call a given module instead of using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language often used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our web hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud hosting platform in order to ensure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically via a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. In case the package which you have picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules which you will be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need certain modules, so that they can work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval based on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.