Perl is an efficient programming language that is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts along with a number of web-based apps. One of its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to perform numerous tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five processess should be executed, you're able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why many corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all of our cloud hosting because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there when you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you've bought doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you would like through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also need to ensure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. With our shared packages, you're able to build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't experience any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call each of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can decide whether a certain script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.