Perl is an efficient programming language which is widely used for creating CGI scripts as well as different web-based applications. One of its major pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to do various tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, if five processess need to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for many different purposes, so a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used along with other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you can run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared website hosting packages without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically via a cron job when your package comes with this feature. If not, you'll be able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you'll be able to use any of them with your scripts. The entire list can be found in the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts which you need to include in your site require a specific module, for example, you do not need to worry whether they will work properly or not. In this way, you will be able to create a dynamic Internet site and offer plenty of features to your site visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't have any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you'll be able to call them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. Provided that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to choose whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.