Perl is a widespread scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - sets of commands for a certain job which can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write only one line within your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code that is already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it's employed by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Perl is provided with all the cloud web hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to build a website with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature thousands of Perl modules which you're able to use and you'll see the full list in your hosting account as well as the path which you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you'll be able to include 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 sites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not have any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you'll be able to call them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you'll be able to choose whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.