Perl is a widespread scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages out there is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular job which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just one line in your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux cloud website hosting plans that we provide and you will be able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will allow you to build an Internet site with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with numerous Perl modules which you're able to employ and you can see the full list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to include 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 Servers

You can employ any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make each .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically via a cron job which you can set up inside your account. Provided you decide to use a script that you have found online and it needs certain modules to to exist on the server, you're able to benefit from our rich library that includes more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any type of Perl application that you create or find online will function flawlessly on our end.