Perl is a popular computer language, that is used to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is among the most effective languages these days as it supports the usage of modules - small parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites since you are able to add only 1 line of program code to call a specific module instead of using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
In case you get a Linux cloud hosting plan
from our company, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have numerous modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you will be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you are able to use in your scripts and you'll find the complete list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you should use so as to get access to them. Should you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will work perfectly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to add this attribute with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server
account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you can call them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to choose whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.