Perl is a widely used programming language, which is employed to build various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient programming languages these days because it supports the usage of modules - small bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a particular task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your websites as you'll be able to integrate just a single line of program code to call a given module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal programming language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate numerous popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our Linux cloud hosting packages as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there every time you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. If the plan that you've selected doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't experience any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you're able to call each of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to select whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.