Perl is an excellent programming language that's frequently used for setting up CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based apps. One of its key pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, if five jobs have to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a number of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Perl is available with all web hosting that we supply and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to build an Internet site with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature a large number of Perl modules which you can use and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you should use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package doesn't offer this option, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated service that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You are able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically through a cron job which you can create inside your account. Provided you decide to use a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to to exist on the server, you are able to reap the benefits of our vast library that features over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that every Perl app that you create or find online will work properly on our end.