Perl is an effective programming language which is frequently used for creating CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based apps. Among its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to do numerous tasks and to enhance the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, if five tasks should be performed, you can employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for various purposes, so many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
If you purchase a Linux shared hosting through us, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem as we have numerous modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you will have access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the entire list within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you should use in order to access them. Should you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll run perfectly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you are able to include this feature with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to work with any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You can make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically through a cron job which you can create inside your account. If you want to use a script which you've found online and it needs particular modules to to be available on the server, you're able to benefit from our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any Perl app that you write or find online will work perfectly on our end.