Perl is a very popular programming language, that is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective languages in existence because it supports the usage of modules - compact pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a particular task. The modules will save you lots of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites as you're able to include only one line of code to call a certain module instead of using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language primarily used for scripts, but it has been used to create a lot of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux cloud web hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will enable you to make a website with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with countless Perl modules that you can use and you can see a full list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to use any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make any .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it via 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 your client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job which you can create in your account. Provided you want to use a script which you have found online and it needs particular modules to to be available on your server, you are able to benefit from our vast library that includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl app that you make or find on the web will function perfectly on our end.