Perl is an excellent programming language that is commonly used for generating CGI scripts and also various web-based apps. One of its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to do numerous tasks and to enhance the performance of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, in the event that five tasks should be executed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for numerous purposes, so a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used in addition to other languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all the Linux web hosting that we supply and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will enable you to make an Internet site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include lots of Perl modules that you're able to employ and you will see a full list in your hosting account along with the path which you need to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your package does not offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use any kind of custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules which you're able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require particular modules, in order to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.