Perl is a very popular computer language, that is employed to make various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical programming languages nowadays as it supports the use of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a particular task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites as you are able to integrate only one line of code to call a certain module instead of using all of the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a universal language generally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a number of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is available with all the Linux cloud packages that we provide and you can execute any .pl file that you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to create a website with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with lots of Perl modules that you can use and you'll see a full list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based software 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 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 site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can decide whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. Using the second option, your script can be run every minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.