Perl is a widely used computer language, that is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be among the most practical programming languages nowadays since it supports the usage of modules - small pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a specific task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites as you will be able to integrate just one line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate numerous popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
If you buy a Linux cloud website hosting through our company, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have a large number of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you will be given access to over 3000 modules which you're able to use in your scripts and you can find the entire list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use to be able to access them. Should you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it will run correctly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your website hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you are able to include this feature with a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also added several thousand modules that you'll be able to use. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need particular modules, to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.