Perl is a widely used computer language, which is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is among the most effective programming languages out there because it supports the use of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites since you're able to include only 1 line of program code to call a specific module instead of using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language most often used for scripts, but it has been used to create a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our hosting services as 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 the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there every time you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically using a cron job that will run a specific file regularly. In the event that the package that you have ordered does not come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you want through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you'll be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to use any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated hosting that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You'll be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job which you can set up in your account. In case you choose to employ a script that you have found online and it requires certain modules to be present on the server, you'll be able to take advantage of our vast library that includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that every Perl application that you make or find on the web will function properly on our end.