Perl is a powerful programming language that's regularly used for creating CGI scripts and different web-based applications. One of its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to execute a variety of tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five tasks have to be performed, you're able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for many different purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used with other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Provided you purchase a Linux shared service from our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a lot of modules installed on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you will have access to more than 3000 modules which you'll be able to use in your scripts and you will find the complete list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel together with the path that you should use to get access to them. When you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will run correctly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your website hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you will be able to add this feature with a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you obtain a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules which you'll be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have particular modules, so that they can function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor performs a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etcetera.