Perl is a popular computer language, which is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient languages out there as it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your sites since you will be able to integrate only one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal language primarily used for scripts, but it's been used to create numerous popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Perl is available with all of the Linux cloud website hosting that we provide and you are able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will enable you to build an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages feature countless Perl modules that you can employ and you will see a full list in your hosting account along with the path that you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your package doesn't offer this option, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you get a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to use any kind of custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save your time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules that you will be able to use. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need particular modules, in order to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval according to what your script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.