Perl is a powerful programming language which is regularly used for making CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based apps. Among its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to do a variety of tasks and to increase the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five tasks have to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for numerous purposes, so many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used with other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all of our Linux shared website hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. If the package that you have bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file features the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you'll be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to work with 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 our servers. You can make every .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up in your account. If you choose to employ a script that you've found online and it needs certain modules to to be available on the server, you're able to reap the benefits of our rich library that features over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl application that you make or find on the worldwide web will perform perfectly on our end.