Perl is a powerful programming language that's frequently used for making CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based applications. One of its main advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to execute multiple tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, if five tasks need to be executed, you are able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for many different purposes, so a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used along with other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our website hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. If the plan which you've purchased doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition, you need to make sure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through us, you're able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also installed several thousand modules which you're able to take advantage of. 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 certain modules, so that they can work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.