Perl is an excellent programming language that's commonly used for generating CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based apps. One of its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to execute various tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, when five processess should be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for many different purposes, so a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Provided you obtain a web hosting through us, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a large number of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each plan, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the full list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you need to use so as to be able to access them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll run properly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your web hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you will be able to include this option with a few clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all of the packages, you're able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can benefit from a vast library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functions in order to save your time when you create your scripts. In the event that you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs some module so as to work efficiently, we'll have it as our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to see the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.