Perl is a very popular programming language, which is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is among the most efficient programming languages in existence since it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a particular task. The modules will save you lots of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites as you're able to add just one line of code to call a certain module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language primarily used for scripts, but it's been used to generate numerous popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you can run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our web hosting plans without difficulty. You may also do this automatically by using a cron job if your package includes this attribute. If not, you're able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you will be able to use any of them with your scripts. A full list is available inside the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library in your script. When third-party scripts that you need to add to your site require a particular module, for instance, you won't need to worry if they will work effectively or not. This way, you'll be able to make a dynamic site and supply numerous different attributes to your visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't have any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you are able to call them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to select whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.