Why is Perl a programming language preferred for a lot of web developers?
Perl is a powerful programming language that's frequently used for creating CGI scripts and different web-based apps. One of its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to do various tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, when five processess should be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used along with other languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the Linux shared web hosting
that we supply and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will allow you to create an Internet site with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages include countless Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you can see the whole list in your web hosting account along with the path which you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or various other applications written in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all of our plans, you can pick if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What is more, you can benefit from a huge library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their features in order to save your time when you create your scripts. Provided you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that if it needs a particular module to function efficiently, we will have it as our library features both widely used modules and less popular ones. You're able to find the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts in the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.