Perl is an efficient programming language which is commonly used for creating CGI scripts along with a number of web-based applications. One of its main pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to do various tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, if five processess need to be executed, you're able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a number of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used with other languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all Linux cloud web hosting packages that we supply and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to create an Internet site with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include thousands of Perl modules that you're able to use and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this feature, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide can run CGI scripts or all other applications created in Perl and since cron jobs are part of all of our packages, you're able to choose if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can use a huge library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functions to save time when you create your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a certain module in order to function effectively, we'll have it because our library contains both widespread modules and less popular ones. You're able to see the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.