Perl is an effective programming language which is frequently used for creating CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based apps. Among its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to perform multiple tasks and to increase the performance of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, when five tasks should be executed, you're able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared website hosting plans without difficulty. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job if your package has this attribute. If not, you're able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you can use all of them with your scripts. A complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts which you would like to add to your site require a specific module, for example, you do not have to worry if they will operate efficiently or not. In this way, you will be able to create a dynamic Internet site and offer a huge selection of characteristics to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not have any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you'll be able to call each of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to select whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.