Perl is an effective programming language that is regularly used for making CGI scripts along with different web-based applications. Among its major advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to do multiple tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, if five jobs should be performed, you are able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for various purposes, that's why a number of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.

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.