Perl is a widespread scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the support for modules - groups of commands for a particular task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write a single line within your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the whole code which is already included in the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it's used by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux cloud hosting packages that we supply and you're able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will allow you to create a website with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include lots of Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you will see the whole 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'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package doesn't offer this option, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to employ every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply as Perl is supported on our servers. You can make any .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job which you can set up in your account. If you decide to use a script which you have found online and it requires specific modules to be present on your server, you will be able to benefit from our vast library which features more than 3000 modules. This way, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you make or find online will work flawlessly on our end.