Perl is an excellent programming language that is commonly used for making CGI scripts as well as various web-based applications. Among its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to perform multiple tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, when five tasks have to be performed, you can employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for various purposes, that's why many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
In case you obtain a shared package through our company, you'll be able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem because we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud platform where the shared accounts are created. With each package, you'll get access to more than 3000 modules which you'll be able to use in your scripts and you will find the whole list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well as the path that you need to use to access them. Should you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it'll function correctly whatever the modules it needs for that. Any .pl script can be executed manually or you can create a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. In case your web hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you're able to add this attribute with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the semi-dedicated packages that we offer are capable of running CGI scripts or all other apps written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are included in all of our packages, you will be able to decide if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. You can also benefit from a huge library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functions so as to save your time when you write your scripts. If you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a specific module so as to work efficiently, we'll have it as our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You're able to view the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.