Perl is a powerful programming language that is commonly used for making CGI scripts and a variety of web-based apps. Among its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the performance of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, when five processess have to be executed, you can employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so a number of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Provided you acquire a shared hosting service from our company, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have numerous modules present on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you'll find a full list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you need to use in order to gain access to them. Should you use any script which you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it'll work perfectly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your web hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you are able to add this option with just a few clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're able to take advantage of any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated service that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job that you can set up in your account. Provided you choose to employ a script that you've found online and it needs certain modules to be present on your server, you'll be able to take advantage of our vast library that includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you make or find on the worldwide web will perform flawlessly on our end.