Perl is a powerful programming language that is widely used for generating CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based applications. One of its key pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to perform multiple tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, when five processess need to be executed, you're able to use five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for multiple purposes, so a lot of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the shared web hosting plans that we offer and you can execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to create an Internet site with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages feature countless Perl modules which you are able to employ and you'll see the complete list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this option, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can work with any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated plans that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You're able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up inside your account. Provided you want to employ a script that you have found online and it needs particular modules to to be available on the server, you are able to take full advantage of our vast library which includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl app that you write or find on the web will perform properly on our end.