Why is Perl a programming language selected for a lot of web developers?
Perl is a powerful programming language that is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and various web-based applications. One of its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to execute a variety of tasks and to enhance the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five jobs should be performed, you're able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used in addition to other languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with all our Linux web hosting
as we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there when you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your site, or automatically via a cron job which will run a particular file regularly. If the package that you've picked doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. You also have to make sure that the script file features the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you'll be able to create a website with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server
account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you are able to call each of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to function. As long as your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to select whether a certain script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.