Perl is a widely used computer language, that is used to make various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient languages in existence because it supports the use of modules - tiny parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a specific task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites since you will be able to add only one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been used to generate many popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Perl is available with all web hosting that we provide and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will allow you to create an Internet site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages feature numerous Perl modules that you are able to employ and you can see the whole list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you need to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your package does not offer this feature, you can add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based software 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 installed on our machines and you're able to call them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. Every time you download some application from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to be executable, you're able to decide whether a specific script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. When you use the latter option, your script can be run every day, hour or minute depending on your preference.