Perl is an effective programming language that is widely used for creating CGI scripts along with a number of web-based apps. One of its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to execute a variety of tasks and to extend the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, when five processess have to be performed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for many different purposes, so a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is provided with all the shared hosting service that we supply and you're able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will allow you to create a site with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include a large number of Perl modules that you can employ and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you have to use 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 plan does not offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to use any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated service that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You're able to make every .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up inside your account. In case you choose to employ a script which you've found online and it needs specific modules to be present on the server, you'll be able to take advantage of our vast library that includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any type of Perl app that you write or find online will function flawlessly on our end.