Perl is a powerful programming language which is regularly used for making CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based applications. One of its main pros is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to perform multiple tasks and to enhance the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, when five tasks have to be executed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so a number of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or some other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't experience any sort of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call each of them by adding the path that you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you use. If you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you will be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to function. As long as your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to make them executable, you can select whether a certain script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job in your account. With the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.