Perl is a widespread programming language, which is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective languages nowadays since it supports the use of modules - small bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a certain task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites since you are able to include just a single line of code to call a given module instead of using all the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all the cloud hosting plans that we offer and you can execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will enable you to build a website with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature lots of Perl modules that you are able to employ and you will see the full list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you have to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your package does not offer this option, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you're able to call any of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to choose whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.