Perl is a popular scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the support for modules - groups of commands for a specific process that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write just one line in your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports various other languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a specific app can do, it is used by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux cloud hosting that we offer and you are able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will help you build a website with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages include a large number of Perl modules which you are able to employ and you'll see the complete list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package does not offer this feature, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't encounter any 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 can call any of them by including the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you'll be able to select whether a particular script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.