Perl is a popular computer language, that is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is among the most efficient programming languages available because it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a certain task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the rapid speed of your websites because you will be able to include only 1 line of code to call a particular module instead of using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux cloud hosting that we supply and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will enable you to build an Internet site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with lots of Perl modules which you're able to employ and you will see a full list in your website hosting account along with the path which you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't encounter any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can call any of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to function. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you'll be able to select whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.