Perl is an efficient programming language that is commonly used for creating CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based applications. Among its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are employed to do numerous tasks and to increase the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five jobs have to be performed, you are able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Perl is provided with all of the shared website hosting plans that we offer and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will enable you to create a site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include a large number of Perl modules that you're able to employ and you will see the complete list in your web hosting account along with the path that you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.