Perl is a widespread language, that is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical programming languages in existence because it supports the usage of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a specific task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your websites since you'll be able to integrate only 1 line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a universal programming language primarily used for scripts, but it's been used to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Provided you get a hosting plan from us, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have numerous modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each package, you will get access to more than 3000 modules which you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find the complete list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you need to use in order to gain access to them. When you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it will run properly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you can include this option with just a few clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you are able to call any of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to select whether a particular script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.