Perl is an efficient programming language that is regularly used for generating CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based applications. One of its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to perform multiple tasks and to enhance the performance of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five processess have to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than adding a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for a number of purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux cloud web hosting that we offer and you are able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will allow you to make a website with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules that you are able to employ and you will see the full list in your hosting account as well as the path that you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan does not offer this feature, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't have any kind 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 are able to call any of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you are able to choose whether a certain script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.