Perl is a widely used computer language, which is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is among the most practical programming languages out there since it supports the usage of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a specific task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites since you will be able to include only one line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all of our website hosting plans as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules present on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script are there whenever you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically using a cron job that will run a particular file on regular intervals. If the package that you've acquired doesn't come with cron jobs included, you are able to add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you are able to build a website with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated plans that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You can make each .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically via a cron job that you can create in your account. In case you want to employ a script which you have found online and it requires certain modules to to be available on the server, you'll be able to reap the benefits of our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any Perl application that you create or find on the worldwide web will function properly on our end.