Perl is a very popular computer language, that is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient languages in existence since it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your sites because you can include only 1 line of code to call a given module instead of using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language often used for scripts, but it has been used to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux website hosting packages that we supply and you will 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 an FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to create a website with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature numerous Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you will see a full list in your web hosting account along with the path that you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your plan does not offer this option, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't 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 servers and you are able to call any of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to function. As long as your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to select whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.