Perl is a widely used programming language, which is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient languages these days as it supports the use of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a particular task. The modules can save you lots of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites since you can integrate just one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Perl is available with all of the Linux shared website hosting services that we provide and you can execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will help you build an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with a large number of Perl modules which you can use and you will see the complete list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting that we supply can run CGI scripts or various other apps developed in Perl and since cron jobs are featured in all our packages, you're able to pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can benefit from a huge library of more than 3000 modules which are already installed on our servers and use their features to save time when you create your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a certain module to function effectively, we'll have it since our library contains both widely used modules and less popular ones. You can find the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.