Perl is a popular language, which is employed to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective languages out there since 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 can help you save time and effort and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites as you'll be able to include only one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a universal programming language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Perl is available with all Linux shared web hosting packages that we supply and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will help you build an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you'd 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 packages feature lots of Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this option, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not have any sort of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our machines and you're able to call any of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. When you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to work. Given that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to choose 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. Using the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.