Perl is an excellent programming language which is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as many different web-based applications. One of its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to perform multiple tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, when five processess should be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used along with other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Provided you buy a shared package through us, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have plenty of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you'll have access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to employ in your scripts and you can find the complete list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use so as to gain access to them. Should you use any kind of script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will function correctly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your website hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you'll be able to include this attribute with a few clicks inside the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or various other applications developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are part of all our plans, you can select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can benefit from a vast library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality to save time when you create your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a certain module so as to operate properly, we'll have it because our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You can find the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.