Perl is a well-known programming language, that is used to make various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical languages in existence because it supports the use of modules - small bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can save you lots of time and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites as you're able to include just one line of code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language normally used for scripts, but it's been used to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux hosting service that we offer and you're able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will help you make an Internet site with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with thousands of Perl modules which you can employ and you'll see the whole list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you need to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package doesn't offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you'll be able to call them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you can select whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.