Perl is a powerful programming language which is frequently used for creating CGI scripts and also different web-based apps. One of its key pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to execute various tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, when five tasks need to be performed, you are able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for various purposes, so a number of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
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that we supply are capable of running CGI scripts or any other apps created in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are featured in all our packages, you will be able to decide if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. In addition, you can use a large library of more than 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their functions so as to save time when you write your scripts. If you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a certain module in order to function effectively, we'll have it since our library includes both popular modules and less popular ones. You'll be able to find the path to the modules that you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel.