Perl is a well-known computer language, that is employed to create various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be one of the most practical languages in existence since it supports the use of modules - compact bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a particular task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your sites because you'll be able to include just one line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all the code for the process within your script. Perl is a versatile language normally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
Perl is available with all cloud web hosting that we provide and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will enable you to create a site with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature thousands of Perl modules which you're able to use and you'll see the complete list in your web hosting account along with the path that you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require via 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 of our servers, so if you purchase a semi-dedicated server account through us, you will be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we have also set up several thousand modules that you can take advantage of. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need certain modules, so that they can function properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a particular action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to choose the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.