Perl is a powerful programming language that is widely used for making CGI scripts and also various web-based applications. One of its key pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to execute multiple tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, in the event that five tasks should be executed, you can employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for many different purposes, that's why a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used with other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
In case you purchase a Linux website hosting through our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have plenty of modules on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you'll get access to more than 3000 modules which you can employ in your scripts and you can find the whole list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you should use to get access to them. In case you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll function flawlessly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your web hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you will be able to add this attribute with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're able to take advantage of every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated service that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job which you can create in your account. If you decide to use a script which you've found online and it requires certain modules to to be available on the server, you will be able to benefit from our rich library that includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you make or find on the web will work perfectly on our end.