Perl is an efficient programming language which is frequently used for creating CGI scripts and also many different web-based apps. One of its major advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to perform various tasks and to increase the efficiency of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five processess need to be executed, you can employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used along with other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all our Linux cloud hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically through a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. In case the plan which you have ordered doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. With our shared packages, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules that you will be able to employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need certain modules, in order to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if 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 are able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.