Perl is an excellent programming language which is regularly used for making CGI scripts and also a number of web-based applications. One of its key pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to do a variety of tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, when five processess need to be performed, you can use five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for multiple purposes, so a wide range of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used in addition to other languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all of our cloud hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there when you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically through a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the plan which you've bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you can create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules which you'll be able to use. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need specific modules, in order to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, if a visitor performs a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.