Perl is a popular computer language, that is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical programming languages available since it supports the use of modules - compact parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a certain task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites because you'll be able to include just a single line of code to call a specific module rather than using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile language often used for scripts, but it has been used to generate numerous popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the shared plans that we supply and you can execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will allow you to make a website with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include a large number of Perl modules that you can employ and you will see the full list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you should use 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 doesn't offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't have any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you will be able to call them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to choose whether a specific script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.