Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain task which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you can write only one line in your script to have a module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports many other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it is used by numerous popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is available with all the cloud hosting packages that we offer and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will help you create a site with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with lots of Perl modules which you're able to employ and you can see the full list in your website hosting account in addition to the path that you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't experience any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute according to your preference.