Perl is an effective programming language that is regularly used for generating CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based apps. One of its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to execute multiple tasks and to extend the performance of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, if five tasks have to be performed, you can use five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for various purposes, that's why a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used in addition to other programming languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the Linux shared hosting that we supply and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will enable you to create a website with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature countless Perl modules which you're able to employ and you can see the complete list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.