Find out exactly why Perl is the go-to scripting language for plenty of programmers.
Perl is a widely used computer language, which is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is one of the most effective languages in existence as it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save time and effort and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites since you are able to add just one line of code to call a specific module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a versatile language most often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate many popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
You are able to use CGI scripts and apps written in Perl with any of our Linux website hosting
as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules installed on our custom-made cloud website hosting platform in order to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script will be there whenever you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your site, or automatically using a cron job which will run a certain file regularly. In case the plan that you've ordered doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. Using our shared packages, you are able to create a site with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to employ any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You'll be 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 depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job that you can create inside your account. Provided you choose to use a script which you have found online and it requires particular modules to to exist on the server, you are able to take full advantage of our vast library that features over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any Perl app that you make or find on the Internet will function flawlessly on our end.