Perl is an excellent programming language that's widely used for making CGI scripts and many different web-based apps. Among its main pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute numerous tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess need to be executed, you'll be able to employ five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really practical and it can be used for a variety of purposes, so a lot of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the web hosting that we offer and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will allow you to build an Internet site with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages include numerous Perl modules that you are able to use and you can see the whole list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.