Perl is a very popular language, that is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical languages nowadays since it supports the use of modules - compact parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a particular task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they will contribute to the quick loading speed of your websites as you can integrate just one line of program code to call a particular module rather than using all the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language generally used for scripts, but it's been used to create numerous popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all cloud hosting that we supply and you are able to execute any .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to build a site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with a large number of Perl modules which you can use and you'll see a full list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan does not offer this feature, you'll 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.