Perl is an excellent programming language which is widely used for creating CGI scripts and many different web-based apps. Among its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to do multiple tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, when five tasks have to be performed, you're able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used along with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with all of our Linux cloud hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all of the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script will be there when you need them. You will be able to execute a .pl file in two ways - either manually through your site, or automatically using a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. If the plan that you've picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to add as many as you want from the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file is provided with the needed executable permissions. With our shared packages, you're able to create a website with as many functions and features as you'd like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're able to employ any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You are able to make each .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically via a cron job which you can create inside your account. If you want to use a script that you have found online and it needs particular modules to to be available on the server, you can reap the benefits of our vast library that features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl app that you make or find online will function properly on our end.