Perl is a widely used computer language, which is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective programming languages these days as it supports the usage of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a particular task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the fast speed of your websites as you are able to integrate only one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create many popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Perl is available with all of the Linux cloud website hosting services that we offer and you'll be able to execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to build a website with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature a large number of Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you will see the whole list in your hosting account as well as the path which you need to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you're able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also installed several thousand modules which you can employ. You can see the path to the library in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need certain modules, in order to work effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, if a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you will be able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.