Perl is an efficient programming language which is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as various kinds of web-based applications. One of its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to perform a variety of tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, if five tasks should be executed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than adding a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all the cloud website hosting that we offer and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will allow you to make a website with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with a large number of Perl modules that you can employ and you can see the full list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you should use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

All the semi-dedicated servers that we provide can run CGI scripts or any other applications developed in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are a part of all plans, you can choose if a given script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can use a vast library of over 3000 modules that are already set up on our servers and use their features so as to save your time when you create your scripts. If you use a third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it requires a certain module to run effectively, we'll have it because our library features both widespread modules and less popular ones. You're able to view the path to the modules which you should use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel.