Perl is an efficient programming language which is regularly used for setting up CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based apps. Among its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to do various tasks and to increase the performance of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five tasks have to be performed, you are able to use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for a number of purposes, so many companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
In case you get a shared website hosting
through us, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you will be given access to over 3000 modules which you're able to use in your scripts and you will find the full list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use so as to gain access to them. In case you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll work correctly whatever the modules it requires 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 certain time interval. If your hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you're able to add this option with a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the semi-dedicated packages
that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps created in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are a part of all plans, you can select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What is more, you can take advantage of a large library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their features in order to save time when you create your scripts. If you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs some module so as to run effectively, we'll have it as our library contains both widespread modules and less popular ones. You're able to see the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.