Perl is an efficient programming language that's widely used for making CGI scripts along with various web-based applications. One of its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to execute multiple tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess need to be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for multiple purposes, so a number of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used along with other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared hosting plans without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically through a cron job when your package includes this feature. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. The complete list can be found in the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library in your script. If third-party scripts which you would like to include in your website demand a specific module, for instance, you won't need to worry whether they will function effectively or not. In this way, you are able to create a dynamic site and offer numerous different characteristics to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you won't experience any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you are able to call any of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to choose whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.