Perl is a well-known programming language, which is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient languages these days as it supports the use of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a specific task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites as you are able to integrate only 1 line of code to call a given module rather than using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create many popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux shared web hosting that we supply and you're able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will enable you to create a site with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include countless Perl modules which you can employ and you'll see a full list in your website hosting account along with the path that you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you will be 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 Servers

You can work with every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated plans that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You're able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on 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 set up in your account. In case you choose to use a script which you have found online and it needs specific modules to be present on the server, you'll be able to reap the benefits of our rich library which features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that every Perl application that you write or find on the worldwide web will perform perfectly on our end.