Perl is a widely used programming language, that is used to build various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient languages these days because it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a particular task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites as you're able to integrate just one line of code to call a certain module rather than using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language most often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate lots of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all the Linux cloud web hosting that we supply and you're able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to build a site with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you will see the complete list in your website hosting account along with the path which you should use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated hosting service that we supply can run CGI scripts or all other applications created in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all of our plans, you're able to decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can benefit from a large library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their features so as to save time when you write your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs some module in order to work properly, we'll have it since our library includes both widespread modules and less popular ones. You can find the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.