Perl is a widespread computer language, that is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient languages in existence as it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a certain task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites because you can add just one line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language primarily used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the shared web hosting plans that we supply and you're able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will help you create a website with all the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with numerous Perl modules that you're able to use and you'll see a full list in your hosting account along with the path that you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this option, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the semi-dedicated plans that we supply can run CGI scripts or various other applications written in Perl and since cron jobs are a part of all our plans, you'll be able to select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What is more, you can benefit from a large library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their features to save time when you create your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a particular module so as to work effectively, we'll have it since our library contains both widespread modules and less popular ones. You are able to find the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.