Perl is an efficient programming language that's regularly used for setting up CGI scripts along with various web-based apps. Among its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to do multiple tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, when five processess should be executed, you're able to use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for a number of purposes, that's why a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Provided you purchase a Linux shared website hosting plan
through us, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each plan, you'll be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the full list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path which you need to use in order to access them. When you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it will work perfectly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your hosting package doesn't include cron jobs, you can include this feature with just a few clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't encounter any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server
account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you are able to call each of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to function. Provided that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to decide whether a specific script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.