Why is Perl a language of preference for many web developers?
Perl is an efficient programming language that's commonly used for setting up CGI scripts and a number of web-based applications. Among its main pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to do numerous tasks and to enhance the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five tasks should be performed, you are able to use five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for various purposes, so a wide range of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with any of our Linux cloud website hosting packages
because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules present on our custom cloud website hosting platform so as to make sure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a pre-made script are there every time you need them. You can execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically via a cron job which will run a specific file regularly. If the package which you've obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file has the right executable permissions. Using our shared plans, you'll be able to build a website with as many functions and features as you like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't encounter any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server
account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you're able to call each of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to decide whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day according to your preference.