Perl is a powerful programming language that is commonly used for creating CGI scripts and also a number of web-based applications. Among its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to do various tasks and to enhance the performance of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess need to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for various purposes, so a wide range of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used along with other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Perl is available with all the shared website hosting plans that we provide and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to create an Internet site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature thousands of Perl modules which you're able to employ and you can see the whole list in your website hosting account in addition to the path that you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package doesn't offer this option, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All the semi-dedicated plans that we offer can run CGI scripts or various other applications developed in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are featured in all of the packages, you can choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can take advantage of a large library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions to save your time when you create your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a certain module to work effectively, we will have it because our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You can see the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.