Perl is an excellent programming language which is frequently used for making CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based applications. One of its major advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to execute a variety of tasks and to enhance the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, when five tasks should be executed, you're able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for a variety of 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 often used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our cloud hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform to ensure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script will be there whenever you need them. You are able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically through a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you've obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you will be able to include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to make sure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you'll be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you won't experience any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can call each of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you'll be able to decide whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.