Perl is a widespread computer language, which is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is one of the most effective languages nowadays because it supports the use of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a particular task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites as you can include just a single line of code to call a specific module instead of using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile language often used for scripts, but it has been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Perl is provided with all the hosting services that we provide 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 latter will enable you to build a website with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include thousands of Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you will see a full list in your web hosting account as well as the path which you should include 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 package doesn't offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to take advantage of every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated services that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You can make every .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically through a cron job which you can create in your account. If you choose to employ a script that you've found online and it requires particular modules to to exist on the server, you're able to reap the benefits of our vast library which features over 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you generate or find online will function properly on our end.