Perl is a popular computer language, which is used to build various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be among the most practical programming languages these days because it supports the use of modules - tiny parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a certain task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid speed of your sites as you'll be able to integrate just one line of code to call a particular module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language often used for scripts, but it has been used to generate lots of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is provided with all Linux shared hosting packages
that we provide and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to make a site with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include thousands of Perl modules that you can employ and you can see the whole list in your web hosting account along with the path that you should use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package doesn't offer this feature, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
that we provide can run CGI scripts or all other apps developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are featured in all the plans, you're able to pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. Also, you can take advantage of a huge library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their features so as to save your time when you write your scripts. If you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a specific module so as to operate efficiently, we will have it as our library contains both widely used modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to view the path to the modules that you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.