Perl is a very popular programming language, which is used to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most practical languages these days since it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a specific task. The modules will save you time and effort and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites as you are able to include just a single line of code to call a certain module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a versatile language generally used for scripts, but it's been used to create numerous popular pieces of web software as well, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Perl is provided with all Linux cloud website hosting that we supply and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will enable you to make an Internet site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include lots of Perl modules that you're able to employ and you can see the complete list in your website hosting account along with the path which you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package does not offer this feature, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not 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 servers and you're able to call them by including the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. When you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to function. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you are able to choose whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up 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.