Perl is a popular language, which is employed to make various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient languages available since it supports the use of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a certain task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites as you're able to integrate only one line of code to call a specific module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a versatile language primarily used for scripts, but it's been used to create numerous popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the Linux hosting that we offer and you're 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 software. The aforementioned will help you build an Internet site with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with lots of Perl modules which you can use and you will see the complete list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you need to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package does not offer this feature, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you won't have any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you will be able to call each of them by including 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 site, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to decide whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.