Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular process which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write just a single line in your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports various other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific application can do, it's used by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the Linux hosting packages that we supply and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to create an Internet site with all the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include thousands of Perl modules which you are able to employ and you can see the full list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you can add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to employ any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You'll be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job that you can set up in your account. Provided you decide to use a script that you have found online and it requires particular modules to to be available on the server, you can reap the benefits of our rich library which includes more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any type of Perl application that you write or find on the worldwide web will perform perfectly on our end.