Perl is a popular computer language, which is employed to create various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is among the most practical programming languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - tiny pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a particular task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your sites since you are able to add only 1 line of code to call a particular module rather than using all the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language most often used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our Linux cloud service as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform so as to ensure that all dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. In case 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 through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you need to ensure that the script file is provided with the right executable permissions. When you use our shared plans, you are able to build a site with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not have any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can call each of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every 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 no matter what modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you'll be able to choose whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. Using the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.