Perl is a popular scripting language which is regarded as one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific job which can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you'll be able to write a single line in your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire program code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a given application can do, it is used by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you will not encounter any kind of 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 each of them by adding the path which you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. Any time you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you'll be able to use it no matter what modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you can choose whether a given script will be run manually by a visitor doing something on your website, or automatically by creating a cron job inside your account. With the second option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day depending on your preference.