Perl is a widely used programming language, that is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be one of the most practical languages nowadays since it supports the usage of modules - tiny pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a certain task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites as you will be able to include just a single line of code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to create a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our website hosting packages without difficulty. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job when your package has this option. If not, you'll be able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. A complete list is available in the Control Panel and if you need to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you want to add to your site require a certain module, for example, you don't have to worry whether they will function properly or not. In this way, you are able to make a dynamic site and provide a huge selection of options to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you are able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules that you will be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have specific modules, so that they can work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.