Perl is a very popular programming language, that is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient languages out there as it supports the use of modules - small parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a specific task. The modules will save you time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites as you are able to add only 1 line of code to call a given module rather than using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to create lots of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our website hosting plans because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there when you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically through a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. If the plan that you have bought does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to ensure that the script file features the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you will be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also set up several thousand modules which you can use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.