Perl is a powerful programming language which is commonly used for generating CGI scripts and different web-based apps. One of its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to execute numerous tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, if five tasks should be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for various purposes, that's why a wide range of 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 Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the hosting that we provide and you're able to execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to create an Internet site with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include lots of Perl modules which you're able to employ and you'll see a full list in your hosting account in addition to the path that you should use 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 add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated servers that we supply can run CGI scripts or various other applications created in Perl and since cron jobs are included in all of our plans, you are able to choose if a certain 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 installed on our servers and use their functions 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 some module to work effectively, we'll have it because our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to find the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.