Perl is a very popular computer language, which is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient languages available because it supports the use of modules - small parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a certain task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the quick speed of your sites as you'll be able to include just a single line of code to call a specific module instead of using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile language normally used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Perl is provided with all the Linux cloud website hosting packages that we offer and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will allow you to create a website with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans come with countless Perl modules which you are able to use and you will see a full list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package does not offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules that you are able to use. You can see the path to the library in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have specific modules, so as to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, in case a visitor performs a certain action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval depending on what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.