Perl is an efficient programming language that is regularly used for generating CGI scripts and different web-based applications. One of its major advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to perform numerous tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, in the event that five processess have to be performed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code 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 convenient and it may be used for various purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used in addition to other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all of the cloud hosting that we provide and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will help you make an Internet site with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature lots of Perl modules that you can employ and you will see a full list in your web hosting account as well as the path which you have to include in your scripts, so as 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 feature, you are able to include 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

You can work with every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up in your account. In case you choose to employ a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to to be available on your server, you are able to take full advantage of our rich library that includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that every Perl application that you make or find on the Internet will perform properly on our end.