Perl is a widely used language, that is employed to create various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective programming languages available because it supports the usage of modules - small pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites as you'll be able to add only 1 line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a universal language primarily used for scripts, but it's been used to generate many popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Perl is provided with all cloud website hosting that we provide and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to make a site with all the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature numerous Perl modules which you're able to employ and you will see the whole list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this option, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through us, you are able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules which you're able to employ. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.