Perl is a widespread language, which is employed to build various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient programming languages in existence since it supports the use of modules - compact bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a specific task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites because you will be able to include just one line of code to call a given module instead of using all of the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been used to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is available with all the hosting that we offer and you will be able to execute any .pl file that you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will help you make a website with all the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with a large number of Perl modules which you can employ and you can see a full list in your web hosting account along with the path that you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your package does not offer this option, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't have any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call each of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you're able to decide whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.