Perl is a very popular computer language, which is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most practical programming languages out there as it supports the use of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a certain task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites as you'll be able to integrate just one line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language most often used for scripts, but it's been used to generate numerous popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
Perl is available with all Linux website hosting packages that we offer and you will be able to execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will allow you to make an Internet site with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature thousands of Perl modules which you can employ and you will see the whole list in your website hosting account along with the path that you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan does not offer this option, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You can 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 can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up inside your account. In case you choose to employ a script that you have found online and it requires particular modules to be present on the server, you will be able to benefit from our vast library which includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that every Perl app that you generate or find online will perform perfectly on our end.