Perl is a well-known scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it's used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific task that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you'll be able to write just a single line in your script to get a module executed, instead of having the whole code that's already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports many other languages and it comes with a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is employed by a number of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the Linux cloud packages that we provide and you are able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will help you make a site with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with countless Perl modules which you are able to use and you can see the complete list in your website hosting account in addition to the path that you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package 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 the web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you won't experience any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you can 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 application from a third-party site, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to work. Provided that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to select whether a specific script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the aforementioned option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.