Perl is an excellent programming language that's regularly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based applications. One of its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to do numerous tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs have to be executed, you can employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for many different purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used along with other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our Linux cloud hosting plans
as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. In case the package that you have selected doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. With our shared packages, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All the semi-dedicated hosting plans
that we provide can run CGI scripts or various other applications developed in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are included in all of the packages, you're able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can benefit from a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functionality in order to save your time when you create your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a particular module in order to operate effectively, we'll have it because our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to see the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.