Perl is a very popular scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a certain task which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you're able to write a single line inside your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with various other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a particular app can do, it's employed by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux shared web hosting that we supply and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will help you make a website with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with thousands of Perl modules which you can use and you'll see the complete list in your hosting account as well as the path which you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your plan does not offer this feature, you can add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you will not encounter any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you're able to call them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you're able to decide whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. Using the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.