Perl is an effective programming language that's commonly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based applications. Among its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to execute multiple tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, if five processess have to be executed, you are able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for a variety of 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's often used with other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our Linux shared website hosting packages as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there when you need them. You are able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. In the event that the plan that you've selected doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't encounter any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you are able to call them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. Provided that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you are able to select whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.