Perl is a widespread language, that is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective languages in existence since it supports the use of modules - tiny parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a specific task. The modules can save you lots of time and they will contribute to the fast speed of your sites since you are able to integrate only one line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile language generally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate lots of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is available with all the shared hosting service that we supply and you're 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 software. This will allow you to create a site with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You're able to 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 will see the whole list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you can add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't experience any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you can call any of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to function. Provided that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you will be able to decide whether a particular script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.