Perl is a powerful programming language that's regularly used for setting up CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based applications. One of its major pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to perform various tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, if five tasks need to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a lot of 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 generally used with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Provided you buy a shared hosting
from our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are set up. With each and every package, you'll get access to more than 3000 modules which you are able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the entire list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you have to use so as to be able to access them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it will function flawlessly no matter what modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your hosting plan does not come with cron jobs, you can include this option with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the semi-dedicated servers
that we offer can run CGI scripts or all other applications developed in Perl and since cron jobs are included in all of the packages, you will be able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What is more, you can benefit from a large library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functionality to save time when you create your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a particular module to run efficiently, we'll have it since our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You're able to view the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.