Why is Perl a language of preference for many web developers?
Perl is a widely used language, that is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be one of the most practical languages nowadays because it supports the use of modules - small parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a certain task. The modules can save you lots of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your sites as you're able to add only one line of code to call a given module rather than using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate numerous popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all the Linux shared web hosting services
that we supply and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will allow you to create a site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include lots of Perl modules which you're able to use and you will see the complete list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Perl is supported on all of our servers, so in case you purchase a semi-dedicated server
account through our company, you are able to use any kind of tailor-made or ready-made CGI script or any other Perl-based web application without any difficulties. To save you time and efforts, we've also added several thousand modules which you're able to take advantage of. You will be able to see the path to the library inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and include any module within your scripts. Some third-party scripts, for instance, need to have certain modules, to work efficiently. Executing a .pl file, custom or ready-made, can be achieved in two separate ways - manually, in case a visitor does a certain action on your site, or automatically, when you create a cron job through your account. In the second case, you're able to select the interval according to what your script will do and how often you want it to run - once every minute, hour, day, etcetera.