Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is available with all the shared hosting that we supply and you will be able to execute any .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will allow you to make an Internet site with all the characteristics 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 packages include a large number of Perl modules that you are able to employ and you will see the full list in your hosting account along with the path which you have 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 feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you won't encounter any kind 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 will be able to call them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Every time you download some app from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you will be able to use it whatever the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files include the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you are able to select whether a given script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.