Perl is an excellent programming language that is frequently used for creating CGI scripts as well as various web-based apps. One of its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to execute numerous tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five tasks need to be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for various purposes, so a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our Linux shared packages because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there any time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. If the plan that you have bought does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you'll be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to take advantage of any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You're able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically via a cron job which you can create in your account. If you choose to use a script which you have found online and it needs specific modules to to exist on the server, you can reap the benefits of our rich library which features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any Perl app that you write or find on the web will perform flawlessly on our end.