Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific process which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you can write a single line inside your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports various other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular app can do, it is employed by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all the cloud hosting service that we supply and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to create an Internet site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include numerous Perl modules which you are able to employ and you'll see the complete list in your website 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'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your package does not offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not have any 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're able to call them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you are able to select whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.