Perl is a widespread scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is its support for modules - sets of commands for a specific job that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line within your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with many other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it is used by numerous renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all the shared plans that we offer and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will allow you to build a website with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature thousands of Perl modules which you can use and you will see the complete list in your web 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 wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any kind of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our machines and you're able to call them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to function. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.