Perl is a popular language, which is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical languages out there because it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a particular task. The modules will save you time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites since you'll be able to include only one line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all of the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a lot of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
In case you acquire a shared plan through us, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are created. With each plan, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules which you're able to employ in your scripts and you will find the full list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use to gain access to them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it will function perfectly regardless of what modules it needs 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 given time interval. In case your web hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you can add this option with just a few clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other 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 set up on our machines and you can call each of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can select 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 depending on your preference.