Perl is a popular language, which is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most effective languages out there because it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the rapid speed of your sites as you will be able to add only one line of code to call a specific module instead of using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language most often used for scripts, but it has been employed to create numerous popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the website hosting that we supply and you'll be able to execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will allow you to create an Internet site with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with lots of Perl modules which you're able to use and you will see a full list in your website hosting account along with the path that you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your plan does not offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make every .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically via a cron job which you can create inside your account. If you decide to use a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to be present on the server, you will be able to benefit from our vast library which features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that every Perl application that you generate or find on the Internet will perform properly on our end.