Perl is an efficient programming language that's regularly used for making CGI scripts along with a number of web-based apps. One of its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to perform numerous tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, if five jobs need to be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for multiple purposes, so a wide range of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the Linux cloud hosting that we offer and you are able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will help you create a website with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature lots of Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you'll see the whole list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you need to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can work with every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated services that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You can make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up inside your account. Provided you decide to use a script that you've found online and it needs specific modules to be present on the server, you can reap the benefits of our vast library that includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl application that you make or find on the worldwide web will function flawlessly on our end.