Perl is a very popular scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific job which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write just a single line within your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific application can do, it is employed by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux cloud web hosting packages that we offer and you will be able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will enable you to make a site with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include a large number of Perl modules that you can use and you will see the complete list in your web hosting account along with the path which you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package does not offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you are able to call any of them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to choose whether a particular script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. When you use the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.