Perl is a widespread language, which is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient languages available since it supports the usage of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a certain task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your sites since you are able to add just one line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile language most often used for scripts, but it has been used to create numerous popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux cloud website hosting that we supply and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will enable you to build a site with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans come with lots of Perl modules that you are able to use and you will see the full list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this option, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can work with any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You're able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job that you can create in your account. In case you choose to use a script that you've found online and it needs specific modules to to be available on your server, you are able to take advantage of our rich library which includes more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that every Perl application that you make or find on the web will work properly on our end.