Perl is an efficient programming language that's widely used for making CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based apps. One of its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to perform numerous tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, if five processess have to be executed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very practical and it may be used for a number of purposes, so a wide range of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Perl is provided with all web hosting that we provide and you can execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to build an Internet site with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include lots of Perl modules that you are able to employ and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account along with the path that you should include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.