Perl is an efficient programming language which is frequently used for making CGI scripts and a variety of web-based apps. One of its major advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to execute numerous tasks and to enhance the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs need to be executed, you are able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used along with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all website hosting plans that we offer and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will help you build an Internet site with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature lots of Perl modules which you are able to use and you can see the whole list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to employ any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You'll be able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of 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 via a cron job which you can create inside your account. Provided you want to employ a script that you have found online and it requires particular modules to to be available on your server, you're able to reap the benefits of our vast library which includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any type of Perl application that you make or find online will function properly on our end.