Perl is an effective programming language which is frequently used for making CGI scripts as well as different web-based applications. Among its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform various tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs need to be executed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why a wide range 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 with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Since Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared website hosting plans without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan has this attribute. If not, you'll be able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. The complete list is available inside the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library within your script. If third-party scripts which you want to include in your website demand a certain module, for example, you won't need to worry if they will operate efficiently or not. This way, you will be able to create a dynamic Internet site and provide a huge selection of functions to your website visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide can run CGI scripts or all other applications created in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are a part of all packages, you can choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can take advantage of a large library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functions in order to save time when you write your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a particular module so as to run properly, we will have it since our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You can see the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.