Perl is a well-known scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the support for modules - groups of commands for a specific process that can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you're able to write a single line inside your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with various other languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is employed by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux shared hosting that we provide and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will enable you to build an Internet site with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages feature countless Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you can see the complete list in your web hosting account along with the path which you should include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you will not have any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you can call them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to select whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. Using the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.