Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific job that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write just a single line within your script to get a module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already included in the module anyway. As Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it's used by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
Perl is provided with all the website hosting that we supply and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will enable you to create an Internet site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include thousands of Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you will see a full list in your website hosting account along with the path which 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 but your plan does not offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based app for that matter, you won't encounter any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you are able to call them by including the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can choose whether a specific script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the second option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.