Perl is a popular scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its support for modules - sets of commands for a certain process which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write only one line within your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with many other languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it is employed by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is provided with all cloud hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will help you build a site with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include thousands of Perl modules that you can use and you'll see the whole list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this option, you are 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 Servers
You are able to work with any Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated servers that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You'll be able to make every .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your site, or automatically via a cron job which you can create in your account. If you decide to use a script that you have found online and it needs certain modules to to be available on your server, you'll be able to benefit from our rich library that features over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that every Perl application that you generate or find online will work perfectly on our end.