Perl is a popular programming language, that is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient programming languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - small parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a certain task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites since you can add just one line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all of the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a number of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all cloud website hosting plans that we provide and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will help you build an Internet site with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature numerous Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you'll see the complete list in your website hosting account along with the path which you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to add 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 Servers

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't experience any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you will be able to call each of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can select whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.