Perl is an effective programming language that is frequently used for creating CGI scripts and different web-based apps. One of its major advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to execute a variety of tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five processess need to be performed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for many different purposes, so a wide range of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux website hosting packages that we supply and you'll be able to execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will allow you to make a website with all the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans come with countless Perl modules that you are able to employ and you can see a full list in your web hosting account as well as the path which you need to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through 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 hosting Control Panel.