Perl is a well-known programming language, that is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient programming languages these days since it supports the use of modules - compact parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites as you can add just a single line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been used to create a lot of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you get a Linux cloud website hosting plan through our company, you'll be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have a large number of modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With every single plan, you will be given access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you will find the full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you should use to get access to them. Should you use any kind of script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can be sure that it'll work flawlessly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .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. If your website hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you're able to add this option with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you're able to call any of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to function. Provided that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you're able to decide whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.