Perl is an effective programming language that is frequently used for creating CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based apps. Among its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to execute multiple tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs should be executed, you're able to employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for multiple purposes, so a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux website hosting that we offer and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will help you create an Internet site with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include thousands of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you'll see the complete list in your web hosting account as well as the path which you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to employ any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated services that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You'll be able to make any .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job which you can create inside your account. Provided you want to employ a script which you have found online and it needs specific modules to to be available on the server, you can take advantage of our rich library that features over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any Perl application that you make or find on the web will function perfectly on our end.