Perl is an excellent programming language that's regularly used for making CGI scripts as well as various web-based apps. Among its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to do multiple tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, when five jobs should be performed, you are able to use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the website hosting that we supply and you'll be able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will help you create a site with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with a large number of Perl modules that you can use and you'll see the complete list in your website hosting account along with the path that you need to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package does not offer this feature, you can add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to employ any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You can make any kind of .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 can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up inside your account. If you want to employ a script which you have found online and it needs particular modules to be present on your server, you're able to take full advantage of our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl application that you generate or find on the worldwide web will work properly on our end.