Perl is a well-known computer language, which is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most effective languages available as it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to execute a specific task. The modules will save you time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid speed of your websites because you can include just one line of program code to call a given module instead of using all of the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a number of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the cloud plans that we supply and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will enable you to make a site with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature lots of Perl modules that you can employ and you can see the full list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your package does not offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.