Perl is an efficient programming language that is widely used for setting up CGI scripts and also many different web-based applications. Among its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform multiple tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, if five processess have to be executed, you're able to use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used along with other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
In case you obtain a Linux website hosting through us, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have numerous modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you will find the full list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use so as to get access to them. Should you use any script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will function perfectly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your web hosting package does not include cron jobs, you are able to include this attribute with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to use any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically through a cron job that you can create in your account. Provided you decide to use a script that you have found online and it requires particular modules to be present on your server, you'll be able to reap the benefits of our rich library which features more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl application that you create or find on the worldwide web will work flawlessly on our end.