Why is Perl a language selected for many web developers?
Perl is a very popular language, that is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient languages in existence since it supports the usage of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a specific task. The modules can save you lots of time and they can contribute to the rapid speed of your sites since you are able to add only 1 line of code to call a specific module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language primarily used for scripts, but it has been used to create many popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
As Perl is set up on our cloud web hosting platform, you can execute Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared hosting
packages without any difficulties. You can also do this automatically by using a cron job when your package comes with this attribute. If not, you will be able to include cron jobs through the Upgrades section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you can use all of them with your scripts. The complete list is available inside the Control Panel and when you'd like to use any module, you only have to include the path to our module library within your script. If third-party scripts which you need to include in your site demand a particular module, for example, you do not need to worry whether they will work properly or not. In this way, you're able to create a dynamic site and provide a huge selection of characteristics to your visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all our servers, so if you buy a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, you can use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or another Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also included several thousand modules which you'll be able to take advantage of. You can see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module in your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for example, will need specific modules, to work properly. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, is possible in two ways - manually, if a website visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval depending on what the script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.