Perl is a widespread programming language, that is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient programming languages in existence because it supports the usage of modules - small pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a certain task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites because you're able to include just one line of code to call a specific module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language often used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate many popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
In case you buy a Linux web hosting service through our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each package, you will be given access to over 3000 modules that you are able to use in your scripts and you can find the whole list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you need to use so as to get access to them. When you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll run properly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your website hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you can include this option with just a couple of clicks in 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 any other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't experience any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you're able to call any of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to function. Provided that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to choose whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.