Perl is an efficient programming language that is widely used for making CGI scripts and a variety of web-based applications. Among its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to do numerous tasks and to increase the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, when five processess should be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for numerous purposes, so many companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our cloud hosting plans because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a ready-made script will be there any time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your website, or automatically using a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. If the package that you've obtained does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. With our shared packages, you will be able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can take advantage of every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You will be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up inside your account. In case you decide to employ a script that you have found online and it needs particular modules to to be available on the server, you'll be able to reap the benefits of our vast library that features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any type of Perl app that you create or find on the web will function perfectly on our end.