Perl is a widespread programming language, that is used to make various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient programming languages available since it supports the usage of modules - tiny parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites because you're able to integrate only 1 line of code to call a given module rather than using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language normally used for scripts, but it's been used to generate many popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is provided with all cloud plans that we supply and you can execute any .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to create a website with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature a large number of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you'll see the full list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you have to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet 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 the hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications created in Perl and since cron jobs are part of all of our packages, you're able to decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can take advantage of a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality in order to save time when you create your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a particular module to operate properly, we'll have it as our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You can find the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.