Perl is an excellent programming language which is widely used for setting up CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based apps. Among its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to execute a variety of tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, when five tasks should be executed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for various purposes, so a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used with other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all of our Linux cloud hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there any time you need them. You'll be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the package that you have picked does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. With our shared plans, you'll be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or all other applications created in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all the packages, you are able to select 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 more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality so as to save time when you create your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs some module so as to work efficiently, we'll have it since our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You're able to see the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.