Perl is an excellent programming language which is commonly used for generating CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based applications. One of its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to execute multiple tasks and to enhance the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five jobs need to be performed, you can employ five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for various purposes, so many companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux hosting packages that we supply and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will allow you to create a website with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using 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 website hosting account along with the path which you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this option, you'll be 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.