Perl is an excellent programming language which is widely used for making CGI scripts and also various web-based apps. Among its major advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to do various tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, when five jobs should be executed, you can employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
In case you get a Linux shared website hosting service from us, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have numerous modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules which you'll be able to use in your scripts and you will find a full list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use to be able to access them. When you use any script which you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll function perfectly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your website hosting plan doesn't include cron jobs, you can include this attribute with just a few clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not have any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you'll be able to call any of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to select whether a given script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.