Perl is an excellent programming language that's widely used for generating CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based applications. One of its main advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to execute various tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, in the event that five tasks have to be performed, you can employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to employ every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You're able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up in your account. In case you decide to employ a script which you have found online and it needs certain modules to be present on the server, you will be able to take full advantage of our rich library that includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any Perl application that you write or find on the Internet will work properly on our end.