Perl is a widespread computer language, which is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is among the most practical programming languages available because it supports the use of modules - small bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites since you'll be able to include just a single line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to create many popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Perl is available with all of the Linux shared web hosting that we offer and you will be able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will help you make an Internet site with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include thousands of Perl modules which you are able to employ and you will see the full list in your web hosting account as well as the path which you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All Linux semi-dedicated servers that we provide can run CGI scripts or any other applications written in Perl and since cron jobs are featured in all the plans, you will be able to choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. Also, you can use a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their features in order 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 properly, we will have it because our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You are able to view the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.