Perl is an excellent programming language which is regularly used for setting up CGI scripts along with various kinds of web-based applications. Among its main pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to do various tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, if five tasks need to be executed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for a number of purposes, so a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux website hosting that we provide and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will enable you to make a site with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature lots of Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you can see the complete list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you have to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package does not offer this feature, you can 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

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't experience any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you're able to call each of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to function. As long as your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can decide whether a specific script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.