Perl is a widely used programming language, that is employed to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical programming languages in existence because it supports the use of modules - small pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a specific task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites since you will be able to include only 1 line of program code to call a specific module instead of using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a universal language most often used for scripts, but it has been used to generate lots of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic websites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Perl is available with all the cloud web hosting that we provide and you're able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to build a site with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature lots of Perl modules which you are able to use and you will see the complete list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.