Perl is an effective programming language that is regularly used for creating CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based applications. Among its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to do a variety of tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, if five tasks should be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for various purposes, so a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you get a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you'll have access to more than 3000 modules which you can use in your scripts and you'll find a full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use so as to get access to them. In case you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll run correctly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your web hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to add this feature with a few clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you can use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules that you are able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need specific modules, in order to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor does a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.