Perl is a widespread language, which is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient programming languages nowadays since it supports the usage of modules - small bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your sites since you'll be able to integrate only 1 line of program code to call a given module instead of using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a universal programming language generally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate many popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is available with all the cloud hosting that we provide and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will help you create a website with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature numerous Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you need to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All of the semi-dedicated servers that we supply can run CGI scripts or all other apps written in Perl and considering that cron jobs are featured in all our plans, you can choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on a regular interval of time. You can also take advantage of a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their features so as to save time when you write your scripts. In case you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a particular module so as to run efficiently, we will have it because our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You are able to view the path to the modules which you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.