Perl is a popular computer language, that is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is among the most effective languages these days as it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a particular task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the fast speed of your sites as you are able to include only 1 line of code to call a certain module instead of using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language generally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate lots of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
As Perl is set up on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared web hosting plans without difficulty. You may even do this automatically via a cron job if your plan has this attribute. If not, you'll be able to include cron jobs via the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you can use them with your scripts. A full list is available in the Control Panel and if you'd like to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library in your script. In case third-party scripts that you would like to add to your site require a specific module, for example, you don't have to worry if they will work properly or not. This way, you'll be able to make a dynamic site and supply hundreds of different functions to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated servers that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or various other applications developed in Perl and since cron jobs are included in all of the plans, you are able to select if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. Also, you can take advantage of a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functionality so as to save your time when you create your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a particular module so as to work effectively, we will have it since our library contains both widespread modules and less popular ones. You will be able to find the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.