Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular job that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you can write only one line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it is employed by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux cloud hosting that we supply and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to make a website with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with thousands of Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you can see the whole list in your website hosting account along with the path that you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this option, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to use every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You are able to make every .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job which you can set up inside your account. In case you decide to use a script which you've found online and it requires particular modules to to be available on your server, you'll be able to benefit from our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can be sure that every Perl app that you write or find on the worldwide web will perform flawlessly on our end.