Perl is an effective programming language that is regularly used for making CGI scripts and different web-based apps. One of its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to perform multiple tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, when five processess need to be executed, you can employ five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for many different purposes, so a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Provided you buy a cloud hosting service through our company, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each plan, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you will be able to employ in your scripts and you will find the full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use to access them. When you use any script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll run properly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your web hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you are able to add this feature with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not encounter any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you are able to call them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to function. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you are able to select whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.