Perl is an efficient programming language that is regularly used for setting up CGI scripts and various web-based apps. Among its major advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five processess should be executed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a number of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used along with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the cloud website hosting that we provide and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will allow you to build a website with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with thousands of Perl modules that you're able to employ and you'll see the full list in your web hosting account along with the path that you need to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this feature, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also set up several thousand modules which you'll be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require particular modules, to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, when a website visitor does a certain action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you can select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.