Perl is a widespread language, that is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be among the most effective languages nowadays because it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a certain task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the fast speed of your sites because you're able to add only one line of code to call a particular module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal programming language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
In case you obtain a Linux shared website hosting from us, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules which you'll be able to use in your scripts and you will find the full list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you need to use in order to be able to access them. In case you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will work flawlessly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your hosting package does not include cron jobs, you're able to add this feature with just a few clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we have also installed several thousand modules that you are able to use. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require certain modules, to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.