Perl is a very popular programming language, which is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most practical languages nowadays since it supports the usage of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a certain task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites as you're able to integrate just a single line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all of the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language primarily used for scripts, but it has been used to create a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Provided you buy a web hosting from our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have numerous modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are set up. With each plan, you will get access to over 3000 modules that you are able to employ in your scripts and you will find the entire list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use so as to gain access to them. Should you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a 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 can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your web hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you're able to add this feature with a few clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to employ any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You are able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up inside your account. Provided you decide to use a script which you have found online and it needs specific modules to to be available on the server, you'll be able to take full advantage of our vast library which features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl application that you write or find on the worldwide web will function properly on our end.