Perl is an effective programming language which is commonly used for generating CGI scripts and various web-based apps. One of its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to perform various tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, 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 rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all of our Linux hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You can run a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically via a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the package that you've ordered does not come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file has the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you'll be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to employ any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make each .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically by a cron job that you can set up in your account. In case you want to employ a script which you have found online and it needs particular modules to be present on the server, you're able to take advantage of our vast library which includes over 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl application that you create or find online will perform properly on our end.