Perl is an efficient programming language that's commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based apps. One of its key pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to execute various tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, if five processess need to be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for numerous purposes, so a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used with other languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud website hosting service through us, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have plenty of modules on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the entire list within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use to gain access to them. Should you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it will function flawlessly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your website hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you can include this option with a few clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you're able to call any of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you can choose whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.