Why is Perl a programming language chosen for many web developers?
Perl is an effective programming language that is commonly used for making CGI scripts and also different web-based applications. One of its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to perform a variety of tasks and to enhance the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, when five tasks have to be executed, you're able to use five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud hosting package
through us, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without any problems since we have a large number of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are generated. With each and every package, you'll be provided with access to more than 3000 modules which you are able to use in your scripts and you can find the entire list inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel as well as the path which you need to use so as to gain access to them. In case you use any script that you have downloaded from a third-party site, you can rest assured that it will work properly no matter what modules it requires for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a certain time interval. If your website hosting package does not come with cron jobs, you will be able to include this feature with just a couple of clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All Linux semi-dedicated packages
that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or any other applications developed in Perl and due to the fact that cron jobs are a part of all the packages, you'll be able to select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can take advantage of a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their features so as to save time when you write your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it requires a certain module to operate efficiently, we will have it as our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You're able to view the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.