Perl is a widespread computer language, that is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most efficient languages out there since it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a particular task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites because you'll be able to add just a single line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language most often used for scripts, but it's been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is available with all Linux shared hosting plans that we provide and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will allow you to make an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature lots of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you'll see the full list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you'll be able to 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 Servers
You are able to take advantage of any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we supply as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You'll be able to make each .pl file executable by setting the appropriate 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 via a cron job which you can create in your account. If you choose to use a script that you've found online and it needs specific modules to to be available on the server, you will be able to take advantage of our vast library which includes over 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl application that you write or find online will function properly on our end.