Perl is a widespread language, which is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient programming languages these days since it supports the usage of modules - tiny parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they can contribute to the rapid speed of your sites because you are able to add only one line of code to call a given module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-functional language generally used for scripts, but it's been used to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the Linux cloud hosting that we supply and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will allow you to create a website with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include numerous Perl modules which you can use and you'll see the full list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you have to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you're able to call any of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to function. Provided that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to decide whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.