Perl is an effective programming language that is frequently used for making CGI scripts and also different web-based applications. One of its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to perform various tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five tasks should be performed, you can employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a lot 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 ordinarily used in addition to other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you buy a cloud website hosting through us, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you'll have access to over 3000 modules that you are able to use in your scripts and you can find the complete list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use so as to be able to access them. Should you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will work correctly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your website hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you will be able to include this option with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated servers that we provide can run CGI scripts or any other applications created in Perl and considering that cron jobs are part of all our packages, you're able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can take advantage of a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their features in order to save your time when you write your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a specific module so as to work properly, we will have it as our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to view the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.