Perl is a popular programming language, that is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most practical languages available as it supports the use of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a specific task. The modules can save you time and effort and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites as you're able to add only 1 line of code to call a given module rather than using all of the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a versatile programming language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
Perl is available with all the Linux website hosting that we offer and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will allow you to build a website with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature a large number of Perl modules that you can use and you can see the whole list in your website hosting account along with the path which you should use 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 but your package does not offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to work with any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You will be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up in your account. In case you decide to employ a script that you've found online and it requires specific modules to be present on the server, you will be able to reap the benefits of our vast library that features more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any Perl app that you write or find on the Internet will work flawlessly on our end.