Perl is a powerful programming language which is regularly used for generating CGI scripts as well as different web-based applications. One of its major advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are designed to do various tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, when five tasks should be performed, you're able to use five lines of code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a few hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why a lot of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all cloud web hosting that we provide and you're able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to build a site with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages include countless Perl modules that you are able to use and you can see a full list in your web hosting account along with the path that you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package does not offer this feature, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.