Perl is an excellent programming language that is widely used for setting up CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based apps. Among its key advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to perform a variety of tasks and to extend the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, if five jobs have to be performed, you can employ five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a lot of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used along with other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you can run Perl/CGI scripts with any of our shared website hosting plans without any difficulties. You may also do this automatically via a cron job when your package includes this feature. If not, you will be able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules can be found on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. A full list can be found inside the Control Panel and when you need to use any module, you simply have to include the path to our module library within your script. In case third-party scripts that you need to add to your website require a certain module, for instance, you will not have to worry whether they will function efficiently or not. This way, you'll be able to build a dynamic website and provide hundreds of different options to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer can run CGI scripts or any other applications created in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are a part of all plans, you can choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. What is more, you can take advantage of a large library of more than 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functionality to save your time when you write your scripts. In case you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a certain module so as to work efficiently, we'll have it as our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You're able to see the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.