Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its support for modules - sets of commands for a certain process that can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write just a single line inside your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code which is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with many other languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it is used by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the Linux cloud hosting packages that we supply and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will enable you to make a website with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with thousands of Perl modules that you're able to employ and you can see a full list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you should include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this feature, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use any kind of Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make every .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from your Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job which you can create in your account. If you choose to employ a script that you've found online and it needs specific modules to to exist on the server, you are able to reap the benefits of our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any type of Perl application that you make or find online will function properly on our end.