Perl is an excellent programming language that's frequently used for generating CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based apps. Among its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform numerous tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, when five processess should be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux web hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there when you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the plan that you have bought does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you'll be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you will be able to call each of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you are able to select whether a certain script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.