Perl is a widely used language, which is used to make various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient languages these days because it supports the usage of modules - tiny parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites as you can integrate only one line of program code to call a particular module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language often used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is provided with all Linux hosting packages that we offer and you're able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will allow you to make an Internet site with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with thousands of Perl modules which you are able to use and you can see the full list in your website 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 would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package does not offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to work with any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You can make each .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and in accordance with the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job which you can set up in your account. If you want to employ a script that you have found online and it needs certain modules to be present on the server, you can benefit from our vast library which includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that every Perl app that you create or find on the web will work flawlessly on our end.