Perl is a widely used programming language, which is used to build various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most effective languages in existence since it supports the use of modules - compact pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a certain task. The modules can help you save lots of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your sites since you can include just one line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language often used for scripts, but it's been used to create a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is available with all the cloud website hosting plans that we supply and you can execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will allow you to build a website with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with thousands of Perl modules which you are able to use and you'll see a full list in your website hosting account in addition to 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 but your plan does not offer this feature, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.