Perl is an excellent programming language which is frequently used for creating CGI scripts along with many different web-based applications. One of its key advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to do various tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, when five processess have to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used along with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the Linux cloud hosting packages that we provide and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will help you make a site with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include lots of Perl modules which you can use and you'll see the complete list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package does not offer this option, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't encounter any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you will be able to call them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you'll be able to select whether a certain script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. Using the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.