Perl is a widely used scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the market is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific process which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write a single line within your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with various other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it's used by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Perl is available with all of the Linux hosting that we provide and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will allow you to make an Internet site with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules which you're able to use and you will see a full list in your web hosting account along with the path which you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your plan does not offer this option, you are able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.