Perl is a powerful programming language which is commonly used for generating CGI scripts along with different web-based apps. One of its major pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to do multiple 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 should be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for many different purposes, that's why a number of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux cloud packages that we provide and you will be able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will allow you to make an Internet site with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include lots of Perl modules that you are able to use and you can see the full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package does not offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to employ any Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer as Perl is supported on all our servers. You will be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up in your account. In case you want to employ a script which you have found online and it requires specific modules to to exist on the server, you can take advantage of our vast library which includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl application that you write or find on the worldwide web will perform perfectly on our end.