Perl is a powerful programming language that is regularly used for generating CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based apps. Among its main advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to execute various tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, when five processess should be performed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for numerous purposes, so many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used along with other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Perl is provided with all the hosting plans that we offer and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will help you build a site with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with numerous Perl modules which you are able to employ and you will see the complete list in your website hosting account along with the path that you need to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not experience any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you're able to call any of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it whatever the modules it requires to work. As long as your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you'll be able to select whether a specific script will be run 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 run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.