Perl is an excellent programming language that's widely used for setting up CGI scripts and a variety of web-based applications. Among its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to do multiple tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess have to be performed, you can use five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for many different purposes, so many corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use CGI scripts and applications created in Perl with all of our Linux cloud website hosting as we have a rich library of over 3000 modules on our custom-made cloud hosting platform so as to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a ready-made script will be there any time you need them. You're able to execute a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually from your website, or automatically by using a cron job which will run a particular file on regular intervals. If the plan which you have obtained doesn't come with cron jobs included, you can easily include as many as you need through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You also have to ensure that the script file features the needed executable permissions. With our shared plans, you can create a site with as many functions and features as you'd like.