Perl is a popular programming language, which is employed to create various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be among the most effective programming languages out there because it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a specific task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites since you are able to add only one line of program code to call a given module instead of using all of the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a universal language primarily used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the cloud hosting plans that we supply and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to create a site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature thousands of Perl modules that you are able to employ and you will see the whole list in your website hosting account in addition to the path that you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your plan does not offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer can run CGI scripts or any other apps developed in Perl and since cron jobs are featured in all of our plans, you are able to select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can use a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality so as to save time when you create your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires some module in order to work effectively, we'll have it since our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You are able to find the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.