Perl is a widespread computer language, which is employed to create various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient programming languages out there as it supports the use of modules - compact bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a particular task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites because you can include just a single line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language primarily used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a variety of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our Linux cloud website hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to make sure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there every time you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. In case the package which you have selected does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you are able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not have any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you will be able to call any of them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to decide whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.