Perl is a widespread language, which is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective programming languages these days because it supports the use of modules - tiny parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a certain task. The modules can save you lots of time and they will contribute to the fast speed of your websites since you're able to add just a single line of code to call a specific module rather than using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux shared hosting service
as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically through a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. If the plan which you've picked does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file has the right executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you will be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All the Linux semi-dedicated servers
that we provide can run CGI scripts or various other applications developed in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all the plans, you will be able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can use a large library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functionality to save time when you write your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a particular module so as to function properly, we'll have it because our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You can see the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.