Perl is a very popular language, that is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be one of the most effective languages these days since it supports the usage of modules - small bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to execute a certain task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites because you will be able to integrate only one line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate numerous popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared web hosting plans without any difficulties. You can even do this automatically via a cron job when your plan includes this attribute. If not, you will be able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you can use all of them with your scripts. The entire list can be found in the Control Panel and if you want to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to include in your site ask for a certain module, for instance, you will not have to worry if they will work effectively or not. In this way, you'll be able to build a dynamic website and supply hundreds of different characteristics to your site visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you can call any of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you're able to decide whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.