Perl is an efficient programming language which is frequently used for generating CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based applications. Among its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to do various tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five processess have to be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of 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 really handy and it may be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Perl is provided with all Linux web hosting that we provide and you are able to execute any .pl file that you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to create a site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with thousands of Perl modules which you are able to employ and you'll see the whole list in your hosting account along with the path which you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package does not offer this feature, you'll be able to include 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 Servers

You can employ every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up inside your account. In case you decide to employ a script that you've found online and it needs specific modules to be present on your server, you will be able to take advantage of our rich library which features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that every Perl application that you make or find on the Internet will perform properly on our end.