Perl is a powerful programming language that's widely used for creating CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based apps. Among its key advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five tasks have to be performed, you can employ five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you obtain a cloud website hosting from us, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have numerous modules on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will have access to more than 3000 modules that you're able to employ in your scripts and you will find a full list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you have to use in order to get access to them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it will work correctly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you're able to include this feature with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated servers that we supply can run CGI scripts or all other applications written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are a part of all plans, you can select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can benefit from a large library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functions so as to save time when you create your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a certain module to function properly, we'll have it because our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You are able to find the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.