Perl is a very popular programming language, which is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most practical programming languages these days as it supports the use of modules - tiny parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a particular task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites as you'll be able to add just a single line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all of the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language most often used for scripts, but it has been used to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to employ any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated plans that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You'll be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically by a cron job that you can set up inside your account. Provided you decide to employ a script that you've found online and it needs particular modules to to exist on the server, you are able to benefit from our rich library that features over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that every Perl app that you generate or find on the worldwide web will function properly on our end.