Perl is an efficient programming language that is regularly used for setting up CGI scripts and also many different web-based applications. Among its major pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to do numerous tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, in the event that five tasks have to be performed, you're able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a large number of lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very useful and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a wide range of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used with other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all the website hosting that we supply and you are able to execute any .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to build a website with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature thousands of Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you can see the complete list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your plan does not offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.