Perl is a popular language, that is employed to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers believe that it is among the most efficient programming languages out there since it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a certain task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your sites as you will be able to include just one line of program code to call a particular module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a number of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux web hosting packages that we provide and you can execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will allow you to make a website with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include thousands of Perl modules that you are able to use and you'll see the complete list in your website hosting account along with the path that you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this option, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.