Perl is a popular language, which is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is among the most efficient languages available since it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites as you can integrate just a single line of code to call a certain module rather than using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile language most often used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
As Perl is installed on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared website hosting plans without difficulty. You can also do this automatically via a cron job when your plan comes with this feature. If not, you will be able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be accessed on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. The entire list can be found in the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts which you would like to add to your website require a certain module, for example, you don't need to worry whether they will function efficiently or not. This way, you'll be able to build a dynamic Internet site and provide hundreds of different options to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to take advantage of any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer as Perl is supported on all our servers. You're able to make every .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up in your account. Provided you want to employ a script which you have found online and it needs certain modules to to be available on your server, you will be able to benefit from our rich library which features over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that every Perl app that you write or find on the worldwide web will function flawlessly on our end.