Perl is a popular language, which is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is among the most effective programming languages in existence since it supports the usage of modules - tiny bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a certain task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your websites as you're able to add just a single line of program code to call a certain module instead of using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language primarily used for scripts, but it has been employed to create numerous popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is available with all website hosting services that we supply and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to make a site with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with thousands of Perl modules which you are able to use and you'll see the complete list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you have to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package does not offer this feature, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't experience any sort 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 will be able to call each of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Any time you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to select whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.