Perl is an effective programming language that is widely used for generating CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based applications. One of its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to do a variety of tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, if five tasks have to be executed, you're able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a wide range of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Perl is available with all the shared web hosting that we offer and you will be able to execute any .pl file that you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will enable you to build a website with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with lots of Perl modules which you're able to employ and you'll see the complete list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this option, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide can run CGI scripts or all other applications written in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are part of all the packages, you'll be able to select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What is more, you can use a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functions so as to save your time when you write your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a specific module in order to work efficiently, we'll have it because our library contains both widespread modules and less popular ones. You're able to see the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.