Perl is a widespread programming language, that is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is among the most practical languages out there since it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a specific task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites as you will be able to include only 1 line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language most often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our web hosting service as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the package that you have picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you're able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't have any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can call them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to choose whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.