Perl is a popular programming language, which is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is among the most effective programming languages available as it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites as you will be able to include only one line of code to call a given module rather than using all the code for the process within your script. Perl is a universal programming language normally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a variety of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
If you obtain a shared web hosting
from our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are created. With every single package, you'll have access to more than 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you'll find the full list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you have to use to gain access to them. In case you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it will work flawlessly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting plan does not come with cron jobs, you are able to include this option with just a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't experience any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server
account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you'll 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 application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can decide whether a specific script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.