Perl is an efficient programming language that's frequently used for creating CGI scripts and also different web-based apps. Among its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to do various tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five tasks should be performed, you can employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a wide range of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Perl is available with all hosting that we supply and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will help you make a site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include lots of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you will see the full list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All the semi-dedicated services that we provide can run CGI scripts or various other apps developed in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are included in all our packages, you will be able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can take advantage of 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 write your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires some module so as to run properly, we will have it since our library includes both widely used 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 web hosting Control Panel.