Perl is an efficient programming language which is commonly used for generating CGI scripts and also various kinds of web-based apps. Among its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to do multiple tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, if five processess have to be performed, you are able to use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all Linux cloud hosting packages that we provide and you're able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to build a site with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include numerous Perl modules which you can employ and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.