Perl is a well-known programming language, that is used to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical languages available since it supports the usage of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a specific task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites as you'll be able to add only one line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile language often used for scripts, but it's been used to generate lots of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
You'll be able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all our web hosting plans as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there every time you need them. You'll be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually via your site, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a certain file regularly. If the package that you have picked does not come with cron jobs included, you can easily add as many as you want through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to make sure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. With our shared plans, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to use any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated plans that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You can make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job that you can create inside your account. In case you want to employ a script that you have found online and it needs certain modules to be present on your server, you will be able to take full advantage of our rich library that features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any Perl application that you write or find on the Internet will function flawlessly on our end.