Perl is a well-known computer language, which is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be among the most effective programming languages in existence since it supports the use of modules - compact bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a particular task. The modules will save you lots of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites as you'll be able to include only one line of code to call a particular module rather than using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal programming language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a number of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
In case you get a Linux shared hosting through our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each and every plan, you will get access to more than 3000 modules which you're able to employ in your scripts and you can find the full list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use to gain access to them. When you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will run properly whatever the modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to include this attribute with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you obtain a semi-dedicated server account through us, you'll be able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we have also included several thousand modules which you'll be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need particular modules, in order to operate effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you can select the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.