Perl is a well-known scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular task which can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you're able to write only one line in your script to have a module executed, rather than having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it's employed by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the website 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 latter will enable you to create an Internet site with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with lots 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 have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can employ every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You will be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up in your account. In case you decide to use a script which you've found online and it needs particular modules to to exist on the server, you'll be able to benefit from our vast library which includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl app that you generate or find on the worldwide web will work flawlessly on our end.