Perl is an effective programming language that's regularly used for setting up CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based apps. Among its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to do various tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five jobs need to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for a number of purposes, that's why many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux cloud web hosting plans that we provide and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will allow you to make a website with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with numerous Perl modules that you can employ and you will see a full list in your website hosting account in addition to the path that you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan does not offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated plans that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make any .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically by a cron job that you can create in your account. In case you choose to employ a script that you've found online and it requires specific modules to be present on the server, you are able to take full advantage of our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that every Perl app that you make or find on the Internet will perform properly on our end.