Perl is a powerful programming language that's frequently used for setting up CGI scripts along with various web-based apps. One of its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to perform various tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, if five jobs need to be executed, you are able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for a number of purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there every time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically via a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. In case the package which you've obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. With our shared plans, you'll be able to create a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules which you'll be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have certain modules, to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.