Perl is an excellent programming language that's regularly used for generating CGI scripts along with a number of web-based apps. One of its key pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to execute a variety of tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, when five jobs should be executed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for multiple purposes, so many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used along with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux shared website hosting packages that we provide and you are able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will help you make an Internet site with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature a large number of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you'll see the whole list in your website hosting account along with the path which you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.