Perl is an effective programming language that's frequently used for making CGI scripts along with different web-based apps. Among its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to do various tasks and to extend the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, when five jobs have to be performed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for various purposes, that's why many corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used along with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all shared plans that we offer and you can execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will allow you to make an Internet site with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature numerous Perl modules which you are able to employ and you will see the whole list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this option, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to employ every Perl-based app, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated plans that we offer as Perl is supported on all our servers. You're able to make any .pl file executable by setting the appropriate UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action the client performs on the website, or automatically via a cron job that you can create in your account. If you decide to employ a script that you've found online and it needs particular modules to be present on your server, you are able to benefit from our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that any Perl app that you write or find online will perform flawlessly on our end.