Perl is a powerful programming language which is regularly used for creating CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based applications. Among its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, when five processess have to be performed, you can use five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for a number of purposes, so a number 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 often used with other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud web hosting package through our company, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have plenty of modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With every single package, you will be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you will find the whole list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use to access them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will work perfectly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. In case your website hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you're able to include this attribute with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not encounter any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you'll be able to call any of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to function. Provided that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you're able to choose whether a certain script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.