Perl is a powerful programming language that's regularly used for generating CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based apps. One of its major pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to execute numerous tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, if five processess have to be performed, you're able to use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Provided you buy a hosting from our company, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have a large number of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you can find the entire list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use in order to access them. When you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work flawlessly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your web hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you can add this attribute with a few clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules that you're able to use. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have certain modules, to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.