Why is Perl a programming language preferred for many web developers?
Perl is an excellent programming language which is commonly used for creating CGI scripts and various web-based applications. Among its major pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to execute multiple tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, when five jobs have to be executed, you are able to use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for a variety of purposes, so a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used along with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
Provided you acquire a cloud web hosting plan
from our company, you're able to run Perl/CGI scripts without a problem since we have plenty of modules on the cloud hosting platform where all of the shared accounts are generated. With each plan, you will have access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you will find the entire list in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path that you have to use to gain access to them. Should you use any script which you have downloaded from some third-party website, you can be sure that it will work properly whatever the modules it requires for that. Any kind of .pl script can be executed manually or you'll be able to create a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your website hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you can include this feature with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
All the semi-dedicated plans
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