Perl is a popular language, that is employed to make various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient programming languages nowadays as it supports the usage of modules - compact pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to execute a certain task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the fast speed of your sites as you'll be able to add just a single line of code to call a specific module rather than using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create numerous popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all the cloud website hosting that we offer and you can execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to make an Internet site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with countless Perl modules which you can employ and you can see the complete list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you should include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you want 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 via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience any kind of 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 are able to call each of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you'll be able to choose whether a certain script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.