Perl is a popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to create a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - sets of commands for a certain process which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you can write a single line within your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire code that is already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all the cloud hosting that we provide and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will allow you to make an Internet site with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with a large number of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you will see a full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your package doesn't offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't have any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you're able to call any of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can decide whether a specific script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. Using the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.