Perl is an excellent programming language which is frequently used for setting up CGI scripts as well as different web-based apps. One of its major advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to do a variety of tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, when five processess need to be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for many different purposes, so many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used with other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Provided you get a Linux cloud package through us, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a large number of modules present on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules which you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find a full list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use so as to be able to access them. In case you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will work properly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your web hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you can add this feature with just a few clicks in the Upgrades area of the 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 through our company, you can use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules which you will be able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require specific modules, so as to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.