Perl is a powerful programming language that's widely used for making CGI scripts along with different web-based apps. One of its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform a variety of tasks and to increase the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, in the event that five processess should be performed, you are able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for many different purposes, so many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used along with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our web hosting packages without difficulty. You can also do this automatically by using a cron job when your plan has this attribute. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are offered on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. The entire list can be found in the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to add to your site require a particular module, for instance, you will not need to worry if they will function efficiently or not. This way, you're able to create a dynamic site and supply various options to your website visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we supply can run CGI scripts or any other apps created in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are included in all of our plans, you are able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What is more, you can take advantage of a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their features to save time when you create your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a particular module to run efficiently, we will have it as our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to see the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.