Perl is a popular language, that is used to build various web applications and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers believe that it is one of the most efficient programming languages out there because it supports the usage of modules - compact pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a particular task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites since you are able to include only one line of code to call a particular module instead of using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language often used for scripts, but it's been used to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the cloud hosting that we supply and you're able to execute any .pl file that you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will allow you to build an Internet site with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature thousands of Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you'll see a full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package does not offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.