Perl is an excellent programming language that's frequently used for setting up CGI scripts and also different web-based applications. Among its main pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to perform a variety of tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, if five tasks have to be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for various 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 is ordinarily used with other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
If you get a Linux web hosting from us, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each and every package, you will have access to more than 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you'll find the whole list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel together with the path that you should use in order to get access to them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will function flawlessly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your web hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you can add this feature with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not have any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you will be able to call any of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to function. As long as your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to select whether a given script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the latter option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.