Perl is a powerful programming language that is regularly used for making CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based apps. Among its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to do various tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five tasks should be performed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you get a Linux cloud website hosting package from us, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have numerous modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you will be provided with access to over 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you'll find the full list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you need to use so as to be able to access them. When you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party site, you can be sure that it'll run perfectly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your web hosting plan doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to add this feature with just a few clicks in the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we provide can run CGI scripts or any other applications created in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are featured in all of our packages, you'll be able to decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also use a vast library of over 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their features so as to save your time when you create your scripts. If you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a certain module so as to operate efficiently, we will have it because our library contains both widely used modules and less popular ones. You are able to find the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.