Perl is a well-known programming language, that is employed to make various web applications and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient programming languages these days as it supports the usage of modules - tiny parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a specific task. The modules can save you lots of time and they will contribute to the fast speed of your websites since you are able to add just one line of code to call a particular module rather than using all of the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate many popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Perl is available with all the cloud website hosting that we provide and you are able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to build an Internet site with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature lots of Perl modules which you're able to employ and you can see the full list in your hosting account in addition to the path that you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package doesn't offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you are able to call them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Any time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can choose whether a given script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.