Perl is a powerful programming language that is widely used for generating CGI scripts as well as different web-based apps. Among its major pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to execute numerous tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, in the event that five tasks have to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for multiple purposes, so many companies have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - 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 Web Hosting

Perl is provided with all web hosting plans that we provide and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to build a site with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages include numerous Perl modules which you can employ and you'll see a full list in your web hosting account as well as the path which you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package does not offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.