Perl is a popular computer language, which is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is among the most practical languages nowadays since it supports the use of modules - small parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites as you're able to add only one line of code to call a particular module rather than using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a number of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux shared hosting that we offer and you're able to execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will help you make an Internet site with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include lots of Perl modules that you are able to employ and you will see a full list in your hosting account as well as the path that you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan does not offer this feature, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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