Perl is a well-known scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the support for modules - sets of commands for a certain process which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write just one line in your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a given application can do, it's employed by lots of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all website hosting that we supply and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to make a site with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with numerous Perl modules which you're able to use and you'll see the full list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.