What is the Perl validator?

The instructions will show you how to use this tool to test your Perl scripts.

Perl is a popular programming language used by many different websites, such as The Guardian, Amazon and IMDB. 123 Reg Hosting packages come with a Perl debugger which will allow you to test your Perl code and iron out any mistakes you may have.

Please note: this tool is not available on any Web Hosting plans purchased after July 2020 or Premium Hosting plans purchased after August 2020.

Step 1 of 6

Start by logging in to your legacy Control Panel. For details on how to do this, please read the following article: How do I access and manage my products?

Step 2 of 6

From there, select Web Hosting or Premium Hosting within the ‘Manage active products’ section, depending on which product you wish to use.

Next, select Manage opposite the ‘(bought before XX/XX/XX)’ option.

Manage Shared Web Hosting


Step 3 of 6

This will show you an overview of your current hosting packages. Click Manage for the account you wish to use.

Manage Legacy hosting


Step 4 of 6

On the next page, select Manage for the domain you wish to access.

Manage hosting domain


Step 5 of 6

Click on the Perl Validator option in the Website Help & Diagnostics section.

Step 6 of 6

Then enter the path to the script you wish to check into the field and press the Check Now button.