Perl is an excellent programming language that is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based apps. Among its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to do a variety of tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess should be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for a number of purposes, so a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared hosting packages without difficulty. You can also do this automatically by using a cron job when your package has this feature. If not, you're able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. A complete list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts that you need to include in your site demand a specific module, for instance, you don't need to worry whether they will operate effectively or not. This way, you'll be able to create a dynamic website and provide countless options to your visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All the semi-dedicated hosting plans 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 the packages, you will be able to decide if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can take advantage of a huge library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functions so as to save time when you write your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a certain module to function effectively, we'll have it since our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to see the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.