Perl is a well-known computer language, that is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective programming languages available as it supports the use of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a certain task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites since you'll be able to add just a single line of code to call a certain module rather than using all the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language often used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a number of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
In case you obtain a shared website hosting plan from our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have plenty of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each package, you'll get access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you can find the entire list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use in order to gain access to them. Should you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it will run perfectly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your website hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you will be able to add this attribute with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter 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 servers and you'll be able to call any of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some application from a third-party site, for example, 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 proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you're able to select whether a particular script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.