Perl is a well-known computer language, that is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most practical languages these days since it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a certain task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites as you are able to integrate only 1 line of code to call a certain module rather than using all of the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our website hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically using a cron job which will run a certain file on regular intervals. In case the package which you have ordered doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file features the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you are able to build a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you can call any of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to function. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to select whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.