Perl is an excellent programming language that is frequently used for setting up CGI scripts along with different web-based applications. One of its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform various tasks and to extend the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, if five jobs need to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so a number of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our cloud website hosting plans because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform in order to make sure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there every time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically through a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. In case the package which you have bought does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you want from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to make sure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. With our shared plans, you'll be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't have any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you're able to call any of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.