Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific process that can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you are able to write just a single line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire code that is already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with various other languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it is employed by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
Perl is available with all website hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will allow you to create an Internet site with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include thousands of Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you will see the complete list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan does not offer this feature, 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 web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't experience any problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you'll be able to call each of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you'll be able to select whether a certain script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.