Perl is a powerful programming language which is widely used for setting up CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based apps. One of its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to do numerous tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, in the event that five tasks need to be performed, you're able to use five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for various purposes, so a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our Linux cloud plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud hosting platform in order to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there whenever you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your site, or automatically via a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you have ordered doesn't come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to add as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. With our shared plans, you are able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not have any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you can call any of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to function. Provided that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to select whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.