Perl is a powerful programming language that's commonly used for creating CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based applications. One of its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to perform a variety of tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, when five processess need to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for a number of purposes, so a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used in addition to other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
If you purchase a Linux website hosting package through us, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules present on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you are able to use in your scripts and you can find the whole list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use in order to access them. In case you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will work correctly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your hosting plan does not come with cron jobs, you are able to include this attribute with a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications developed in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are featured in all our plans, you will be able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also use a large library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality in order to save your time when you write your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a particular module in order to function properly, we'll have it because our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You are able to see the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.