Perl is a widely used computer language, that is employed to make various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient languages these days because it supports the use of modules - tiny parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can save you lots of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your websites because you are able to add only one line of code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a universal programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate numerous popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Provided you get a shared hosting package from our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have numerous modules installed on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will get access to more than 3000 modules which you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you will find a full list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you have to use so as to get access to them. Should you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll run correctly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you will be able to add this feature with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll be able to use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules which you are able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have particular modules, in order to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a website visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.