Perl is a widespread scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific job which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you're able to write just a single line within your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports numerous other languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a particular app can do, it's employed by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all cloud plans that we supply and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will allow you to make a website with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with countless Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you will see the full list in your website hosting account along with the path that you need to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website 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 will not experience any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you are able to call them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to work. Given that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can choose whether a given script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.