Perl is a well-known computer language, that is used to make various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is among the most practical programming languages out there since it supports the use of modules - tiny parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a specific task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites as you will be able to integrate only 1 line of code to call a specific module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal programming language normally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create numerous popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Provided you purchase a Linux cloud website hosting package from us, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have plenty of modules present on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you will have access to over 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you'll find a full list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use so as to be able to access them. In case you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will run flawlessly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your website hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you can include this feature 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 software for that matter, you won't experience any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you'll be able to call them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.