Perl is a popular programming language, that is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical languages available because it supports the usage of modules - small parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a specific task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the fast speed of your websites since you're able to add just a single line of code to call a given module rather than using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal programming language generally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a number of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
You will be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the plan which you've bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you need from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you will be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated servers that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or any other apps written in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all plans, you can pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can use a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions to save time when you create your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires some module to operate effectively, we will have it since our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You're able to see the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.