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 Shared Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our Linux shared packages as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script will be there when you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically via a cron job that will run a particular file regularly. In case the package that you've bought does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file features the right executable permissions. With our shared plans, you're able to create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.
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.