Perl is a widespread scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific task which can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you can write just one line in your script to get a module executed, instead of having the entire program code that is already included in the module anyway. As Perl supports numerous other languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a specific app can do, it's employed by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is available with all the Linux shared hosting service that we supply and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to build a site with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include countless Perl modules which you're able to use and you can see the whole list in your website hosting account along with the path which you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this feature, you are able to add 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 Servers
You'll be able to employ any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You are able to make any .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically by a cron job that you can create inside your account. If you choose to employ a script which you've found online and it needs certain modules to to be available on the server, you will be able to take full advantage of our vast library which includes more than 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that any Perl application that you generate or find online will work perfectly on our end.