Perl is a widespread language, that is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is among the most efficient programming languages out there since it supports the usage of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a particular task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites since you will be able to add just one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a universal language generally used for scripts, but it has been used to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Provided you buy a shared hosting service from us, you can run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have a large number of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are created. With every single plan, you will have access to over 3000 modules that you can employ in your scripts and you will find the entire list within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path which you have to use so as to be able to access them. In case you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will run perfectly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you will be able to set up a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. In case your web hosting package does not feature cron jobs, you'll be able to add this attribute with a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server account through our company, you'll be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web application without difficulty. To save you time and efforts, we have also installed several thousand modules which you'll be able to employ. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and add any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, will need certain modules, in order to operate properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two ways - manually, if a website visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, if you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you'll be able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once a minute, hour, day, etc.