Perl is an efficient programming language which is widely used for creating CGI scripts and also various web-based apps. One of its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to execute various tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess should be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for various purposes, so a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used in addition to other languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
As Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared web hosting
plans without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job if your package comes with this option. If not, you are able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. A full list is available inside the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts that you would like to include in your site ask for a certain module, for instance, you won't have to worry whether they will function properly or not. This way, you'll be able to build a dynamic website and offer hundreds of different characteristics to your website visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all packages, you will be able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. You can also take advantage of a vast library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functions in order to save your time when you write your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a certain module in order to operate effectively, we'll have it because our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You are able to see the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.