Perl is a powerful programming language that is regularly used for generating CGI scripts and also many different web-based apps. Among its main advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to execute multiple tasks and to extend the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, if five processess have to be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for multiple purposes, so a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the shared website hosting plans that we provide and you're able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will allow you to create a website with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature a large number of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you will see the full list in your web hosting account as well as the path which you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan does not offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can employ any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically by 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 particular modules to be present on the server, you're able to benefit from our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any type of Perl application that you write or find on the web will work perfectly on our end.