Perl is an efficient programming language that is widely used for setting up CGI scripts and many different web-based applications. Among its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to execute various tasks and to enhance the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, if five processess have to be performed, you can employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for multiple purposes, so many companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you obtain a Linux cloud web hosting service from our company, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have numerous modules installed on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each package, you'll have access to over 3000 modules which you can employ in your scripts and you'll find the full list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you have to use to gain access to them. In case you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can rest assured that it will run perfectly regardless of what modules it requires for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a pre-set time interval. If your website hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you will be able to include this feature with a couple of clicks within the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All the Linux semi-dedicated services that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or various other apps written in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are featured in all our packages, you're able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What is more, you can benefit from a huge library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their functionality in order to save your time when you write your scripts. In the event that you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs some module to run efficiently, we will have it since our library features both widely used 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 web hosting Control Panel.