Perl is an efficient programming language which is commonly used for creating CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based applications. Among its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to do numerous tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, when five tasks have to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for numerous purposes, so a wide range of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used with other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Provided you obtain a cloud plan from us, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a large number of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you're able to use in your scripts and you will find the complete list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use in order to get access to them. In case you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it'll function properly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your hosting package does not include cron jobs, you'll be able to include this feature with a few clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not have any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you'll be able to call each of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can decide whether a particular script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, 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.