Perl is a powerful programming language that's frequently used for making CGI scripts and many different web-based applications. Among its major advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to execute multiple tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, in the event that five jobs need to be executed, you are able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a wide range of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is provided with all Linux hosting that we supply and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will allow you to make a site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages include thousands of Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you will see the complete 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. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet 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 web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to use every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make any .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up inside your account. If you decide to use a script that you have found online and it requires specific modules to to exist on your server, you'll be able to reap the benefits of our vast library which includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that every Perl app that you create or find online will work flawlessly on our end.