Perl is a widespread language, that is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be one of the most practical programming languages in existence as it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a particular task. The modules can save you lots of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your sites since you can integrate just one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language primarily used for scripts, but it has been employed to create many popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you obtain a Linux cloud website hosting service from our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have plenty of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you'll be given access to over 3000 modules which you're able to employ in your scripts and you can find the entire list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use in order to get access to them. Should you use any script that you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll function properly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you're able to include this option with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're able to use any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You will be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically via a cron job which you can set up inside your account. If you choose to use a script which you have found online and it requires specific modules to to exist on your server, you'll be able to benefit from our rich library that features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl app that you create or find on the web will function flawlessly on our end.