Perl is a powerful programming language that is commonly used for making CGI scripts and a variety of web-based apps. Among its major advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to do multiple tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, if five jobs need to be executed, you're able to use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of 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 numerous purposes, so a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the Linux cloud packages that we offer 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. This will help you build a website with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with countless Perl modules which you can use and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account along with the path that you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to employ every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You are able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job that you can create in your account. If you decide to use a script which you have found online and it needs specific modules to be present on your server, you can take full advantage of our vast library that includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you write or find online will function properly on our end.