Perl is a powerful programming language that's frequently used for making CGI scripts as well as various web-based applications. Among its major pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to execute multiple tasks and to increase the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five jobs should be performed, you can employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all the Linux shared web hosting that we offer and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to build a site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include a large number of Perl modules which you are able to use and you can see the complete list in your hosting account along with the path which you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can use any tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web app without any difficulties. To save your time and efforts, we've also included several thousand modules that you are able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, require specific modules, so as to function effectively. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, if a website visitor does a specific action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to select the interval based on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.