Perl is an excellent programming language that's frequently used for generating CGI scripts and a variety of web-based applications. Among its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to do various tasks and to enhance the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, when five processess have to be executed, you're able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our hosting packages without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically through a cron job when your plan includes this attribute. If not, you can include cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are available on our servers and you will be able to use them with your scripts. A complete list can be found in the Control Panel and when you wish to use any module, you simply have to add the path to our module library inside your script. When third-party scripts that you want to include in your site require a certain module, for instance, you won't have to worry whether they will run effectively or not. In this way, you will be able to create a dynamic site and offer hundreds of different features to your targeted visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide are capable of running CGI scripts or various other apps written in Perl and since cron jobs are part of all the packages, you can pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can take advantage of a huge library of more than 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions to save your time when you create your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a specific module to operate efficiently, we'll have it since our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You're able to view the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.