Perl is an efficient programming language that is frequently used for creating CGI scripts and a number of web-based applications. One of its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform multiple tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, if five tasks have to be executed, you are able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a number of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our cloud website hosting service
as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually from your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In the event that the package which you've bought does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you can build a website with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server
account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you're able to call them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. Provided that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to decide whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.