Perl is a powerful programming language that's regularly used for setting up CGI scripts and various kinds of web-based apps. One of its key advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to do a variety of tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, when five processess have to be executed, you're able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all cloud hosting that we provide and you can execute any type of .pl file that you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will enable you to create a website with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot supply. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature a large number of Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you can see the full list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you need to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.