Perl is a very popular programming language, which is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient programming languages nowadays as it supports the usage of modules - small parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites as you are able to integrate only one line of code to call a specific module rather than using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-functional language generally used for scripts, but it's been used to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the Linux hosting packages that we offer and you are able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to create a site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include thousands of Perl modules that you're able to employ and you can see a full list in your hosting account in addition to the path that you need to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply can run CGI scripts or all other applications written in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are part of all of our packages, you will be able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. You can also benefit from a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality in order to save your time when you write your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a specific module in order to operate properly, we'll have it since our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to find the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.