Perl is a well-known computer language, which is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is among the most efficient programming languages in existence because it supports the usage of modules - small parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a specific task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites because you will be able to integrate only one line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language often used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't encounter any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you're able to call them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can select whether a certain script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.