Perl is an efficient programming language that is frequently used for making CGI scripts and also a number of web-based apps. Among its major advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, if five jobs need to be performed, you're able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for numerous purposes, so many corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used with other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
In case you get a Linux cloud hosting through our company, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you'll be given access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the entire list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you need to use to get access to them. When you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll work perfectly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting package does not include cron jobs, you're able to include this option with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules that you'll be able to employ. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, so that they can work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.