Perl is a well-known language, that is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient programming languages these days since it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a particular task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites as you can add just one line of program code to call a particular module rather than using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate lots of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you can run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our hosting packages without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically through a cron job when your plan has this feature. If not, you're able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. The entire list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you would like to include in your website ask for a specific module, for instance, you won't have to worry if they will function effectively or not. In this way, you'll be able to make a dynamic website and offer countless attributes to your visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you will be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules that you'll be able to employ. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have specific modules, so that they can function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.