Perl is a popular computer language, that is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most efficient languages available because it supports the usage of modules - tiny bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a specific task. The modules will save you time and effort and they can contribute to the quick speed of your sites because you'll be able to include just one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud web hosting through our company, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules that you are able to use in your scripts and you'll find the whole list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use so as to be able to access them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll function flawlessly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your web hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you will be able to include this attribute with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also included several thousand modules which you are able to employ. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need certain modules, so that they can function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor does a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.