Perl is a widely used language, that is employed to make various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient languages out there because it supports the use of modules - small parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a specific task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites because you will be able to include only 1 line of program code to call a particular module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is available with all the shared hosting that we supply and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to create an Internet site with all the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans come with countless Perl modules which 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, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this option, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the semi-dedicated hosting that we offer can run CGI scripts or all other apps developed in Perl and considering that cron jobs are a part of all packages, you'll be able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. You can also use a large library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functionality to save time when you create your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a particular module in order to run efficiently, we will have it as our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You can view the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.