Perl is an effective programming language that is frequently used for generating CGI scripts and also a number of web-based apps. One of its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to do multiple tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five tasks need to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for a variety of purposes, so many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our shared web hosting plans as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom cloud hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically using a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. If the package which you've purchased does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you are able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to employ every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated plans that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You're able to make each .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job which you can create inside your account. Provided you want to employ a script that you have found online and it requires specific modules to to be available on your server, you can benefit from our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl app that you create or find on the web will work perfectly on our end.