Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain task that can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports many other languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a particular app can do, it is used by many popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux hosting that we provide and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will help you create an Internet site with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with numerous Perl modules which you are able to employ and you will see the complete list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you should use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package does not offer this feature, you can add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you will not experience any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you are able to call any of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to function. Provided that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you are able to choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.