Perl is a well-known language, that is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most practical programming languages available since it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a particular task. The modules can save you lots of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites since you are able to integrate just one line of program code to call a specific module instead of using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate numerous popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Perl is available with all the cloud website hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will enable you to create an Internet site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with a large number of Perl modules that you're able to use and you will see a full list in your hosting account along with the path that you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan does not offer this feature, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All the semi-dedicated servers that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or all other applications written in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are included in all our plans, you can select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What is more, you can take advantage of a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functions so as to save time when you create your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a certain module so as to operate efficiently, we'll have it since our library includes both widespread 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.