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.