Perl is an effective programming language that is widely used for creating CGI scripts and various web-based apps. One of its key pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to perform a variety of tasks and to increase the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, when five processess need to be executed, you're able to use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for many different purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Provided you acquire a Linux hosting through us, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With every single package, you will get access to more than 3000 modules that you can use in your scripts and you will find the whole list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path which you should use to be able to access them. Should you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will function correctly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to add this option with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer can run CGI scripts or any other applications developed in Perl and since cron jobs are featured in all the plans, you are able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What is more, you can benefit from a vast library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functionality to save your time when you write your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a certain module to function properly, we'll have it since our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You will be able to view the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.