Perl is a very popular language, that is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient programming languages out there since it supports the use of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a particular task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites as you can add only one line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile language normally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate many popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Perl is provided with all the shared web hosting packages that we supply and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to build an Internet site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature countless Perl modules which you can use and you'll see the complete list in your website hosting account along with the path that you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this option, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your 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 will not experience any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you are able to call them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it whatever the modules it needs to work. Provided that your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to select whether a certain script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the second option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.