Perl is an excellent programming language that is commonly used for creating CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based apps. One of its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform various tasks and to increase the efficiency of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, if five tasks have to be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for a variety of purposes, so a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our Linux shared website hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In case the package which you have purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file features the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you won't have any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you can call any of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you can decide whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.