Perl is a widespread programming language, which is employed to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be one of the most practical programming languages available since it supports the use of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a particular task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your websites because you can integrate just a single line of code to call a given module instead of using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with all of our Linux web hosting as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform to make sure that all the dependencies for a tailor-made or a pre-made script are there any time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically by using a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. In the event that the plan which you've selected does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you are able to create a website with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can employ any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You are able to make each .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can 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 want to use a script that you have found online and it needs specific modules to to exist on the server, you're able to take advantage of our vast library that includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that every Perl application that you create or find on the Internet will work perfectly on our end.