Perl is a widespread scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is its support for modules - sets of commands for a certain job that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you can write a single line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with various other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it's used by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Perl is provided with all the shared website hosting services that we provide and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will help you create an Internet site with all the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include a large number of Perl modules that you are able to use and you can see the whole list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package does not offer this option, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't experience any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you're able to call them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to function. Provided that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you will be able to select whether a particular script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.