Perl is an efficient programming language that's commonly used for generating CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based applications. One of its key advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to execute numerous tasks and to increase the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, in the event that five jobs should be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for multiple purposes, so a lot of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux cloud website hosting that we provide and you are able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to create an Internet site with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature thousands of Perl modules that you are able to use and you will see the full list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you need to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers 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. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you are able to decide whether a particular script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. Using the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.