Perl is an excellent programming language that's frequently used for making CGI scripts and a variety of web-based apps. Among its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to perform various tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five processess have to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used along with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is available with all Linux cloud hosting packages that we supply and you are able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to make a website with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with lots of Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you will see the complete list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you should use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package doesn't offer this feature, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer as Perl is supported on all our servers. You're able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up inside your account. Provided you decide to use a script which you have found online and it needs certain modules to to be available on the server, you are able to take full advantage of our rich library that features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any kind of Perl application that you create or find on the Internet will work perfectly on our end.