Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific job which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write only one line within your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it's employed by many popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Perl is available with all of the web hosting that we provide and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will help you build an Internet site with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include lots of Perl modules which you are able to use and you'll see a full list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you are able to 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 Servers

You are able to take advantage of every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You're able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically by a cron job which you can create inside your account. If you choose to use a script which you have found online and it needs specific modules to to exist on the server, you can benefit from our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that every Perl app that you write or find online will perform flawlessly on our end.