Perl is a widely used scripting language which is regarded as one of the most practical programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific process that can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write only one line inside your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a specific app can do, it is employed by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is available with all the cloud hosting that we provide and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will enable you to make a site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with a large number of Perl modules that you are able to use and you'll see the whole list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your plan does not offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you're able to call any of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it regardless of the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you'll be able to decide whether a specific script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.