Perl is an efficient programming language that is regularly used for creating CGI scripts along with many different web-based apps. One of its major advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to execute a variety of tasks and to extend the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, if five processess should be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why many companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is often used in addition to other languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Provided you buy a Linux cloud hosting from us, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have numerous modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With every single plan, you'll have access to over 3000 modules that you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you will find the whole list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use to gain access to them. In case you use any script that you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it will function correctly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your hosting plan does not come with cron jobs, you'll be able to add this option with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated service that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make each .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically via a cron job which you can create inside your account. Provided you choose to employ a script that you've found online and it needs particular modules to to be available on the server, you will be able to take full advantage of our rich library which includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any Perl application that you create or find online will function flawlessly on our end.