Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is provided with all the Linux shared packages that we supply and you will be able to execute any .pl file that you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will allow you to build a website with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include numerous Perl modules that you're able to use and you can see the complete list in your website hosting account along with the path which you need to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to include CGI scripts on your sites or another Perl-based app for that matter, you will not experience any kind of problems in case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you will be able to call each of them by adding the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for example, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it no matter what modules it needs to function. Provided that your .pl files have the right UNIX permissions to ensure they are executable, you're able to decide whether a particular script will be executed manually by a guest 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 minute, hour or day in accordance with your preference.