Perl is an effective programming language that is frequently used for making CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based applications. Among its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to perform a variety of tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, if five tasks should be executed, you can employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a number of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used with other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared web hosting packages without difficulty. You may even do this automatically via a cron job if your plan comes with this attribute. If not, you are able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. A full list is available in the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library in your script. If third-party scripts that you want to add to your website require a particular module, for instance, you won't need to worry whether they will run efficiently or not. This way, you'll be able to build a dynamic Internet site and offer hundreds of different attributes to your visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you buy a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules which you will be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need certain modules, so as to operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case a website 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 choose the interval based on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.