Perl is a well-known computer language, that is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be among the most effective programming languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a specific task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites as you're able to include just one line of code to call a particular module rather than using all of the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is available with all the cloud website hosting that we provide and you will be able to execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to create an Internet site with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with thousands of Perl modules which you are able to employ and you will see the complete list in your web hosting account along with the path that you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this option, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you're able to call them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to choose whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.