Perl is an excellent programming language that's regularly used for creating CGI scripts and a number of web-based apps. One of its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to perform various tasks and to enhance the performance of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, when five tasks have to be performed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for various purposes, that's why many corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is available with all Linux cloud hosting that we provide and you can execute any type of .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to make a website with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with thousands of Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you will see a full list in your web hosting account as well as the path which you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to take advantage of every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we provide as Perl is supported on our servers. You'll be able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it from the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the site, or automatically through a cron job that you can create inside your account. In case you decide to use a script that you have found online and it requires particular modules to be present on the server, you're able to benefit from our vast library that includes more than 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any kind of Perl app that you make or find on the worldwide web will work properly on our end.