Perl is an excellent programming language that is regularly used for creating CGI scripts and many different web-based applications. Among its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute various tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, when five jobs have to be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for many different purposes, that's why many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux cloud website hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will help you create a site with all the characteristics 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 using a cron job. Our plans include thousands of Perl modules which you are able to use and you can see the whole list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package does not offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you're able to call any of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to make them executable, you're able to choose whether a given script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.