Perl is a very popular language, which is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient programming languages available since it supports the use of modules - tiny parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your websites as you can include only 1 line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all of the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create lots of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Provided you buy a shared hosting through us, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you will get access to more than 3000 modules that you're able to use in your scripts and you'll find the whole list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use to gain access to them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it will function correctly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your web hosting plan does not come with cron jobs, you're able to add this attribute with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can call any of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to select whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.