Perl is a powerful programming language that's commonly used for setting up CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based applications. Among its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to do various tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, if five jobs need to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for numerous purposes, so many companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is often used along with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
In case you obtain a shared hosting through our company, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each package, you'll have access to more than 3000 modules which you're able to employ in your scripts and you can find the whole list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you have to use so as to access them. In case you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will run properly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your website hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you will be able to include this option with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we've also included several thousand modules which you'll be able to employ. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need to have particular modules, to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, if a visitor performs a particular action on your website, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every day, hour, minute, etcetera.