Perl is an effective programming language which is widely used for setting up CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based apps. One of its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs need to be performed, you can employ five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for numerous purposes, so many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used along with other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
Provided you purchase a Linux website hosting from our company, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have a large number of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each and every package, you will get access to over 3000 modules that you are able to employ in your scripts and you can find the complete list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you have to use so as to access them. Should you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it will function properly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your website hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you'll be able to include this option with a few clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you'll be able to call any of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to select whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor 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 day, hour or minute depending on your preference.