Perl is an effective programming language which is regularly used for setting up CGI scripts and also many different web-based applications. Among its key pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to do numerous tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five jobs have to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for a variety of purposes, so a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the hosting packages that we provide and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will enable you to create an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with numerous Perl modules which you're able to use and you can see the whole list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you need to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this option, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to take advantage of every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You will be 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 in accordance with the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the site, or automatically through a cron job that you can create inside your account. Provided you choose to employ a script which you've found online and it requires specific modules to to be available on the server, you're able to take full advantage of our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. In this way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl application that you make or find on the web will perform flawlessly on our end.