Perl is a well-liked scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific task which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you're able to write only one line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with various other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a particular app can do, it's employed by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is provided with all the cloud hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will help you create a site with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans come with lots of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you can see a full list in your hosting account in addition to the path that you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this option, you will be able to add 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
If you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you can call any of them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you're able to choose whether a particular script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. When you use the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.