Perl is a very popular scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the support for modules - groups of commands for a particular task that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write a single line within your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it's used by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is provided with all Linux shared hosting that we provide and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will help you create an Internet site with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include countless Perl modules that you can employ and you'll see the complete list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package does not offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or another 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 are able to call any of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some application from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you can choose whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.