Perl is an effective programming language that is regularly used for setting up CGI scripts and a number of web-based applications. One of its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to execute multiple tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, if five jobs have to be executed, you can employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for various purposes, that's why a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Provided you buy a Linux shared hosting through our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have numerous modules present on the cloud hosting platform where the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you will get access to over 3000 modules that you will be able to employ in your scripts and you'll find a full list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you should use in order to be able to access them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will work flawlessly regardless of what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your website hosting package doesn't come with cron jobs, you'll be able to add this option with just a few clicks within the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated service that we provide can run CGI scripts or all other applications written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are part of all the plans, you're able to decide if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What's more, you can take advantage of a large library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their features to save your time when you write 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 run efficiently, we will have it since our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to find the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.