Perl is an excellent programming language that's widely used for generating CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based applications. Among its main advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to execute a variety of tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five tasks need to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so a wide range of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used along with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
As Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared web hosting plans without any difficulties. You may even do this automatically via a cron job if your package comes with this feature. If not, you can add cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. A complete list is available inside the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts which you would like to add to your site require a specific module, for example, you do not have to worry whether they will function efficiently or not. This way, you will be able to make a dynamic website and provide countless attributes to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also included several thousand modules which you can use. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require certain modules, so that they can operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, if a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etc.