Perl is a widespread computer language, that is employed to build various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient programming languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - small parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a certain task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites since you will be able to add only 1 line of program code to call a given module rather than using all the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language often used for scripts, but it has been used to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all the cloud plans that we offer and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to create an Internet site with all the features that you would 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 packages feature a large number of Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you will see a full list in your hosting account as well as the path which you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan does not offer this feature, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the 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 app for that matter, you won't have any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you are able to 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 website, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can select whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.