Perl is an efficient programming language that's widely used for creating CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based apps. Among its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to execute numerous tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, in the event that five processess need to be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a number of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Perl is provided with all the shared website hosting plans that we offer and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will help you build an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature a large number of Perl modules that you are able to employ and you'll see the full list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the semi-dedicated plans that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or various other applications developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are part of all of our packages, you're able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also benefit from a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functions so as to save your time when you write your scripts. If you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs some module in order to function properly, we will have it since our library includes both widely used modules and less popular ones. You're able to see the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.