Perl is an effective programming language that's frequently used for generating CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based apps. Among its major advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to execute multiple tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five tasks should be executed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for a number of purposes, so many companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Perl is available with all the hosting plans that we supply and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will help you create a site with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature numerous Perl modules that you can use and you'll see the full list in your hosting account along with the path which you should include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan does not offer this feature, you will be able to include 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 Servers
You are able to take advantage of any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated plans that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You are able to make each .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up inside your account. If you want to employ a script which you have found online and it needs specific modules to be present on your server, you can take advantage of our vast library which features over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any Perl app that you generate or find on the worldwide web will function properly on our end.