Perl is an efficient programming language that is frequently used for generating CGI scripts as well as many different web-based apps. Among its major pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to do multiple tasks and to increase the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess have to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why many companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used along with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is provided with all the hosting plans that we offer and you are able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will enable you to make an Internet site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include thousands of Perl modules that you're able to employ and you can see the whole list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your plan does not 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 the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to employ every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make any .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it via 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 your client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job which you can create in your account. If you choose to use a script that you have found online and it needs particular modules to be present on your server, you're able to take advantage of our vast library that features over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that every Perl application that you make or find online will perform properly on our end.