Perl is a widely used language, which is used to build various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient languages in existence since it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a specific task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites since you will be able to integrate just one line of code to call a particular module rather than using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is provided with all Linux shared hosting that we supply and you'll be able to execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will allow you to create a site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature a large number of Perl modules that you can employ and you can see the whole list in your website hosting account in addition to the path that you need to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this option, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or various other applications developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are a part of all of the packages, you're able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can take advantage of a vast library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functionality so as to save your time when you write your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a particular module to work properly, we will have it since our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You are able to see the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.