Perl is a powerful programming language which is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and also a number of web-based applications. Among its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to do a variety of tasks and to increase the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, if five processess should be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for many different purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used with other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Provided you get a shared hosting plan through our company, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have a large number of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules that you're able to employ in your scripts and you will find the full list in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you have to use so as to get access to them. Should you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll work perfectly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your website hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you will be able to add this attribute with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated plans that we offer can run CGI scripts or any other applications developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are part of all our packages, you will be able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can benefit from a large library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality so as to save time when you create your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a certain module so as to function efficiently, we'll have it because our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to view the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.