Perl is an efficient programming language that's frequently used for generating CGI scripts as well as various web-based apps. Among its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to do various tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, if five tasks have to be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules rather than including a large number of lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for a number of purposes, so a number of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's commonly used in addition to other languages for example PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux cloud hosting packages that we offer and you are able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to build a site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with countless Perl modules which you can employ and you will see the complete list in your website hosting account in addition to the path that you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.