Perl is a powerful programming language which is commonly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based apps. One of its key advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five processess need to be executed, you can use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really convenient and it may be used for numerous purposes, that's why many corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
Perl is provided with all shared website hosting that we offer and you are able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will allow you to make a website with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include numerous Perl modules which you're able to use and you can see the whole list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.