Perl is a widely used computer language, that is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be one of the most practical programming languages these days since it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a particular task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the fast speed of your websites because you'll be able to include just a single line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile language normally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate numerous 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 Hosting
Perl is provided with all cloud hosting plans that we offer and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will allow you to make a site with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include countless Perl modules that you can employ and you can see the whole list in your hosting account in addition to the path that you should use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you need through 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 when you buy a semi-dedicated server account from our company, 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 your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules which you can use. You will be able to see the path to the library in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need certain modules, so that they can operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, when a website visitor does a particular action on your website, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to select the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.