Perl is a very popular computer language, that is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most efficient languages nowadays as it supports the usage of modules - tiny pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a certain task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites as you're able to integrate just one line of code to call a specific module rather than using all the code for the process within your script. Perl is a versatile language normally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate lots of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our Linux hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there every time you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your site, or automatically through a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan that you've obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also installed several thousand modules which you can use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need particular modules, so as to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.