Perl is an efficient programming language that's regularly used for making CGI scripts as well as various kinds of web-based apps. Among its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to execute multiple tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess need to be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for various purposes, that's why a lot of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used in addition to other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Provided you obtain a cloud hosting through us, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a large number of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you'll get access to more than 3000 modules that you are able to employ in your scripts and you'll find a full list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path which you have to use to get access to them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will run properly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your web hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you are able to add this option with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules that you can use. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require particular modules, to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, when a website visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.