Perl is an efficient programming language which is frequently used for making CGI scripts and also a number of web-based apps. Among its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to do numerous tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, if five processess have to be executed, you are able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
If you acquire a shared hosting
from our company, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have numerous modules installed on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you'll get access to more than 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you'll find the complete list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you have to use to access them. In case you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll run correctly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your website hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you're able to include this option with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't encounter any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server
account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you can call each of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to decide whether a given script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.