Perl is an excellent programming language which is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and a number of web-based applications. One of its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to do a variety of tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, when five jobs have to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for numerous purposes, so many corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
In case you get a Linux web hosting package through us, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a large number of modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you will have access to over 3000 modules which you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the complete list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use in order to access them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll run properly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you are able to add this option with a few clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the semi-dedicated hosting that we offer can run CGI scripts or all other apps written in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all of our plans, you will be able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. You can also benefit from a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functionality in order to save your time when you create your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a particular module to operate effectively, we will have it since our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to view the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.