Perl is a widespread programming language, which is employed to create various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is among the most efficient languages available since it supports the usage of modules - tiny pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a certain task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites because you will be able to include only one line of code to call a given module rather than using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to create lots of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all cloud hosting that we offer and you will be able to execute any .pl file that you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will allow you to make a website with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you can see the whole list in your website hosting account along with the path which you should include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package doesn't offer this option, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to take advantage of every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide as Perl is supported on all our servers. You can make every .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it from 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 the client performs on your site, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up inside your account. In case you choose to employ a script that you've found online and it needs specific modules to be present on the server, you can reap the benefits of our rich library that includes over 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any Perl application that you write or find on the web will perform properly on our end.