Perl is an excellent programming language that is commonly used for making CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based applications. One of its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to perform a variety of tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, when five jobs should be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used in addition to other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is available with all the cloud hosting service that we provide and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will enable you to make a website with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature lots of Perl modules which you can use and you'll see the full list in your hosting account in addition to the path that you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan does not offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you aquire a semi-dedicated server account through us, you can use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules that you can take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need particular modules, so that they can operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can choose the interval according to what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etc.