Perl is a very popular language, that is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient languages nowadays as it supports the usage of modules - small pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a particular task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites because you're able to include only one line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language normally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a number of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the shared website hosting plans that we supply and you are able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will allow you to create a site with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages feature countless Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you can see the whole list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you should use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this option, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're able to use every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make every .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it in 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 the site, or automatically via a cron job which you can create in your account. In case you choose to employ a script which you have found online and it needs certain modules to be present on your server, you are able to take full advantage of our rich library which features over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any type of Perl application that you make or find on the worldwide web will work perfectly on our end.