Perl is an effective programming language which is regularly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as different web-based apps. One of its main advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to do a variety of tasks and to enhance the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, if five tasks have to be executed, you are able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for a number of purposes, so many companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is available with all Linux cloud hosting that we supply and you can execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to make a website with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include countless Perl modules that you're able to employ and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to use every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You will be able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically via a cron job which you can set up in your account. In case you choose to use a script which you have found online and it needs specific modules to to be available on the server, you can benefit from our vast library that features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any Perl application that you make or find online will work properly on our end.