Perl is a widely used scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is its support for modules - sets of commands for a specific task which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line in your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with various other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it's used by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all the cloud hosting that we provide and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will enable you to build an Internet site with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with countless Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you'll see the complete list in your hosting account in addition to the path that you have to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan does not offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you will not have any sort of 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 will be able to call any of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you are able to choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.