Why is Perl a programming language picked for many web developers?
Perl is a very popular computer language, that is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is among the most practical languages nowadays because it supports the use of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a certain task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites since you'll be able to include just one line of code to call a specific module rather than using all the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a universal language primarily used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a lot of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Since Perl is installed on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to run Perl/CGI scripts with all of our shared hosting
plans without difficulty. You can even do this automatically through a cron job when your plan comes with this feature. If not, you are able to add cron jobs from the Upgrades area of your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Over 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you can use any of them with your scripts. The complete list is available in the Control Panel and if you need to use any module, you just have to add the path to our module library inside your script. If third-party scripts which you would like to include in your site ask for a particular module, for instance, you will not need to worry whether they will operate efficiently or not. This way, you'll be able to build a dynamic Internet site and offer numerous different options to your website visitors.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you buy a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, you're able to use any custom or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web app without difficulty. To save you time and effort, we've also included several thousand modules which you can employ. You will be able to see the path to the library inside the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, require particular modules, in order to operate efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two ways - manually, in case a website visitor does a particular action on your site, or automatically, when you set up a cron job from your account. In the second case, you are able to choose the interval based on what the script will do and how often you would like it to run - once a day, hour, minute, etcetera.