Perl is a well-known programming language, which is employed to build various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most effective programming languages in existence since it supports the usage of modules - tiny parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to perform a particular task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites as you're able to integrate only 1 line of program code to call a given module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a universal programming language often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a lot of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all Linux web hosting that we offer and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will enable you to make a site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include a large number of Perl modules that you are able to use and you can see the complete list in your website hosting account along with the path which you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.