Perl is a powerful programming language that's commonly used for generating CGI scripts and various web-based apps. Among its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to perform multiple tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, if five jobs need to be executed, you're able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for many different purposes, so a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All the semi-dedicated plans
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 of our packages, you can pick if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What is more, you can benefit from a huge library of over 3000 modules that are already installed on our servers and use their functions so as to save your time when you create your scripts. Provided you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires some module in order to function effectively, we'll have it because our library features both popular modules and less popular ones. You are able to see the path to the modules which you need to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.