Perl is an efficient programming language that is widely used for creating CGI scripts and various web-based apps. One of its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to perform various tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, when five jobs need to be executed, you are able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for numerous purposes, so a wide range of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
In case you purchase a cloud hosting service through us, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a lot of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With each plan, you'll have access to over 3000 modules that you are able to employ in your scripts and you'll find the whole list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel together with the path that you have to use in order to access them. Should you use any kind of script which you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it'll work properly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your web hosting plan doesn't feature cron jobs, you will be able to add this option with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting services that we offer can run CGI scripts or all other apps developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all our plans, you can select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What is more, you can use a vast library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functionality in order to save time when you write your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a particular module to run effectively, we'll have it as our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to view the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.