Perl is a very popular language, which is employed to build various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical languages out there since it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a specific task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites since you are able to add just a single line of program code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal programming language often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all website hosting plans that we supply and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to build an Internet site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules which you're able to employ and you will see the complete list in your hosting account as well as the path that you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You'll be able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically by a cron job which you can create in your account. If you decide to employ a script that you have found online and it requires specific modules to be present on the server, you're able to take full advantage of our vast library that features more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl application that you make or find on the Internet will function perfectly on our end.