Perl is an excellent programming language which is widely used for making CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based applications. Among its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to execute various tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, in the event that five processess should be executed, you're able to use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for a number of purposes, so a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all the cloud hosting that we provide and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will allow you to create an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature lots of Perl modules that you are able to employ and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package does not offer this feature, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to take advantage of any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer as Perl is supported on all our servers. You are able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your website, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up inside your account. Provided you choose to use a script which you have found online and it needs specific modules to to be available on the server, you're able to take advantage of our vast library that features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl app that you make or find online will perform properly on our end.