Perl is an excellent programming language that's widely used for generating CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based apps. One of its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to perform a variety of tasks and to increase the performance of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, if five processess need to be executed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used along with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud website hosting plans without difficulty. You may also do this automatically by using a cron job if your package has this feature. If not, you'll be able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. The entire list can be found in the Control Panel and if you wish to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts which you need to include in your website ask for a specific module, for example, you don't need to worry if they will work effectively or not. This way, you're able to build a dynamic Internet site and provide a huge selection of functions to your website visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't have any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can call any of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Every time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you're able to select whether a given script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.