Perl is an effective programming language that is regularly used for generating CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based apps. Among its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to do various tasks and to extend the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, in the event that five processess need to be performed, you are able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a number 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 ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
Perl is provided with all Linux website hosting that we supply and you can execute any .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will help you build an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with a large number of Perl modules that you are able to use and you will see the complete list in your hosting account along with the path that you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to take advantage of any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make every .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job which you can set up in your account. If you decide to use a script that you have found online and it requires particular modules to be present on your server, you can reap the benefits of our rich library that includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that every Perl application that you write or find on the Internet will work properly on our end.