Perl is a widely used language, that is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical programming languages in existence because it supports the use of modules - small pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the fast speed of your sites as you are able to include only one line of code to call a specific module instead of using all the code for the process in your script. Perl is a universal language normally used for scripts, but it's been used to generate lots of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux cloud web hosting that we supply and you are able to execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to build an Internet site with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with thousands of Perl modules which you are able to employ and you will see the complete list in your hosting account along with the path that you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your plan does not offer this feature, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer can run CGI scripts or various other apps created in Perl and considering the fact that cron jobs are part of all of the plans, you can select if a certain script will be executed manually or automatically on regular basis. What's more, you can use a large library of over 3000 modules which are already set up on our servers and use their functionality so as to save time when you write your scripts. If you use some third-party Perl script, you can also be sure that in case it needs a certain module in order to run efficiently, we'll have it since our library contains both popular modules and less popular ones. You will be able to view the path to the modules that you have to use in our scripts under the Server Information drop-down menu of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel.