Perl is a widely used computer language, which is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be one of the most practical languages in existence as it supports the use of modules - compact bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a certain task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the rapid speed of your sites because you can add just a single line of program code to call a particular module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a universal language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate many popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the shared website hosting plans that we offer and you can execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will help you make a website with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with lots of Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you'll see the whole list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you should 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 however your plan does not offer this feature, 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 the website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're able to use any kind of Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated plans that we offer as Perl is supported on our servers. You are able to make every .pl file executable by setting the correct UNIX permissions for it in the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action the client performs on your website, or automatically by a cron job that you can create in your account. If you want to use a script that you've found online and it requires particular modules to to exist on your server, you're able to reap the benefits of our rich library that includes more than 3000 modules. In this way, you can rest assured that any kind of Perl application that you create or find online will perform perfectly on our end.