Perl is a popular programming language, which is employed to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is among the most effective languages out there since it supports the use of modules - compact bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a certain task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites since you are able to add just one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a number of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is provided with all the Linux cloud packages that we provide and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to make an Internet site with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with thousands of Perl modules that you can employ and you can see a full list in your website hosting account along with the path which you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you get a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you can use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also added several thousand modules that you're able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require specific modules, so that they can function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, when a visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.