Perl is a very popular programming language, which is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient languages nowadays since it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a certain task. The modules will save you lots of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites since you will be able to integrate only 1 line of code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language often used for scripts, but it has been used to generate many popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is provided with all the cloud hosting that we supply and you'll be able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will help you create an Internet site with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans come with thousands of Perl modules that you can use and you'll see a full list in your web hosting account along with the path that you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting that we supply can run CGI scripts or all other apps written in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all of our plans, you will be able to decide if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. In addition, you can take advantage of a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality in order to save your time when you write your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs some module to function effectively, we will have it because our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You will be able to see the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.