Perl is a popular language, that is employed to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient languages nowadays as it supports the usage of modules - tiny bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a particular task. The modules will save you time and effort and they can contribute to the fast speed of your websites since you will be able to integrate just a single line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all of the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language normally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create lots of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all our Linux shared service as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You will be able to run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically through a cron job that will run a certain file on regular intervals. If the plan that you've selected doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you need through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. With our shared packages, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or various other applications created in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are part of all of the packages, you are able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What is more, you can take advantage of a large library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions so as to save your time when you write your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a specific module to function effectively, we will have it as our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You can find the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.