Perl is an efficient programming language that's regularly used for creating CGI scripts and also a variety of web-based applications. Among its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to execute various tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs should be executed, you are able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for various purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux hosting that we supply and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will help you make a site with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include countless Perl modules that you are able to use and you can see the whole list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to work with every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated hosting that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically via a cron job which you can create in your account. If you choose to use a script that you've found online and it requires specific modules to to be available on the server, you can take full advantage of our rich library which features more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that every Perl app that you create or find on the web will function properly on our end.