Why is Perl a programming language of choice for many developers?
Perl is a widely used computer language, that is employed to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is among the most efficient languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - small parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a specific task. The modules will save you lots of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites since you'll be able to include just one line of code to call a given module rather than using all the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a universal language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
If you acquire a cloud website hosting
through our company, you are able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have numerous modules present on the cloud platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With every single plan, you will have access to more than 3000 modules that you are able to use in your scripts and you can find the full list in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel along with the path that you need to use in order to be able to access them. When you use any kind of script that you've downloaded from a third-party website, you can be sure that it'll work correctly no matter what modules it needs for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a given time interval. If your hosting package doesn't feature cron jobs, you are able to include this option with just a couple of clicks within the Upgrades section of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so when you aquire a semi-dedicated server
account through us, you will be able to use any custom-made or ready-made CGI script or other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and effort, we have also added several thousand modules that you're able to use. You can see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and add any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, need specific modules, so as to function efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be done in two separate ways - manually, when a visitor does a specific action on your website, or automatically, if you create a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you'd like it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etc.