Perl is an effective programming language which is frequently used for making CGI scripts as well as many different web-based apps. One of its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform numerous tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, when five jobs have to be performed, you're able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for many different purposes, so a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
In case you acquire a shared website hosting plan through our company, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have numerous modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each plan, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules which you're able to employ in your scripts and you can find a full list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path which you have to use in order to be able to access them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll work correctly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your web hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you're able to add this attribute with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also included several thousand modules which you'll be able to take advantage of. You will be able to 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 example, need to have certain modules, so that they can work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.