Perl is a well-known programming language, that is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient programming languages out there because it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a particular task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the rapid speed of your websites since you are able to include only one line of program code to call a specific module instead of using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language primarily used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate lots of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Provided you acquire a shared website hosting plan
from our company, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have numerous modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each and every plan, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you can use in your scripts and you will find the whole list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you need to use so as to access them. Should you use any script which you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it'll function flawlessly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you can add this feature with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to take advantage of every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated plans
that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You can make any .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up in your account. Provided you want to employ a script that you have found online and it needs particular modules to to be available on your server, you are able to benefit from our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any kind of Perl app that you make or find on the worldwide web will work flawlessly on our end.