Perl is an efficient programming language which is frequently used for making CGI scripts and also different web-based applications. One of its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to perform multiple tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five tasks should be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for many different purposes, so a wide range of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the shared hosting that we provide and you are able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will help you create a site with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature thousands of Perl modules that you are able to use and you can see a full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package does not offer this feature, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer can run CGI scripts or any other apps developed in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all of the plans, you'll be able to decide if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can benefit from a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality so as to save your 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 in order to operate properly, we will have it as our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You will be able to view the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.