Perl is an excellent programming language that is frequently used for making CGI scripts along with various web-based applications. Among its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to execute various tasks and to increase the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, if five jobs should be performed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why a number of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all the web hosting plans
that we supply and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will help you make a website with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include thousands of Perl modules that you are able to employ and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account along with the path which 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 does not offer this option, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the semi-dedicated plans
that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications developed in Perl and since cron jobs are included in all of our plans, you can choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. Also, you can take advantage of a huge library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functionality so as to save time when you write your scripts. If you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a specific module in order to work properly, we'll have it as our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You are able to view the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.