Perl is a widely used programming language, that is used to create various web applications and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most practical languages in existence as it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to perform a specific task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your websites because you're able to include only one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a versatile programming language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or some other Perl-based app for that matter, you will not have any problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from us. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you will be able to call any of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. When you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it no matter what modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files include the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you can choose whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. With the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute in accordance with your preference.