Perl is a popular scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular process that can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line in your script to get a module executed, instead of having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with many other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it is employed by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux web hosting packages that we offer and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will enable you to build a site with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include numerous Perl modules that you can employ and you can see the whole list in your web hosting account along with the path which you need to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you can add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to take advantage of every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer as Perl is supported on all our servers. You will be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the right UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically through a cron job that you can set up inside your account. If you decide to use a script which you have found online and it needs particular modules to to exist on your server, you can take advantage of our rich library that features more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any Perl application that you make or find on the Internet will perform flawlessly on our end.