Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain task that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it's employed by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux cloud hosting that we provide and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will help you create a website with all of the features that you would 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 packages include numerous Perl modules which you're able to employ and you'll see the whole list in your website hosting account along with the path that you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not have any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can call any of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.