Perl is a widely used language, that is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is among the most effective programming languages nowadays since it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they will contribute to the fast speed of your websites since you can include only one line of code to call a certain module rather than using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language generally used for scripts, but it's been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our cloud web hosting packages without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan includes this option. If not, you're able to add cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you'll be able to use them with your scripts. A complete list is available inside the Control Panel and if you need to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you need to include in your site demand a certain module, for example, you don't have to worry if they will operate efficiently or not. In this way, you're able to make a dynamic website and provide hundreds of different attributes to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not encounter any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you are able to call any of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you are able to select whether a specific script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.