Perl is a well-known scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific process that can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you can write only one line inside your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports numerous other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it is employed by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the cloud web hosting services that we provide and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will enable you to make an Internet site with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature a large number of Perl modules which you're able to employ and you'll see the full list in your web hosting account along with the path which you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan does not offer this option, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can work with every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be 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 kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job that you can set up inside your account. In case you choose to employ a script which you have found online and it needs specific modules to to exist on the server, you can take advantage of our vast library that features over 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any type of Perl application that you make or find on the worldwide web will work flawlessly on our end.