Perl is a powerful programming language that is widely used for creating CGI scripts as well as many different web-based applications. One of its major pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to do a variety of tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, if five processess should be executed, you're able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for a number of purposes, that's why many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
As Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared website hosting packages without difficulty. You can even do this automatically through a cron job if your package has this feature. If not, you'll be able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are accessible on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. A complete list is available inside the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you just have to include the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts which you want to include in your site ask for a particular module, for example, you will not have to worry if they will function properly or not. In this way, you're able to build a dynamic Internet site and supply hundreds of different options to your website visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you'll be able to call them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to choose whether a specific script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.