Perl is a widespread scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain job which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just one line in your script to get a module executed, rather than having the entire program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific app can do, it's employed by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Perl is available with all of the cloud web hosting plans that we supply and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to make a website with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature a large number of Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you can see the complete list in your website hosting account along with the path which you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you wish 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 need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not have any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you are able to call any of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are 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 setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.