Perl is a widespread programming language, which is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient languages nowadays as it supports the usage of modules - small bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a particular task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your websites as you will be able to add only one line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all of the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile language generally used for scripts, but it's been used to generate many popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux cloud hosting plans that we provide and you are able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will allow you to make an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include lots of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you will see the complete list in your website hosting account along with the path that you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to take advantage of any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job that you can create in your account. Provided you choose to employ a script that you have found online and it requires certain modules to to exist on your server, you can take full advantage of our rich library that includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl app that you make or find online will function perfectly on our end.