Perl is a widespread language, which is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be among the most effective programming languages these days because it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a certain task. The modules can save you lots of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites as you are able to include only one line of code to call a specific module instead of using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language normally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create lots of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is available with all shared hosting services that we supply and you can execute any type of .pl file that you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to build a website with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include numerous Perl modules which you're able to use and you can see a full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to work with any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated hosting that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You're able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up in your account. If you want to employ a script that you have found online and it needs particular modules to to be available on your server, you'll be able to benefit from our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that every Perl app that you write or find on the worldwide web will function perfectly on our end.