Perl is a powerful programming language that is commonly used for creating CGI scripts and different web-based applications. One of its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to execute numerous tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, when five processess have to be performed, you are able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used along with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is provided with all cloud service that we supply and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will help you create a website with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature lots of Perl modules that you are able to employ and you'll see a full list in your hosting account as well as the path which you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package does not offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to use any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You will be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job which you can create inside your account. Provided you decide to employ a script that you've found online and it needs particular modules to to exist on the server, you're able to take full advantage of our rich library that includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl app that you make or find online will work perfectly on our end.