Perl is a widely used computer language, which is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be among the most practical languages nowadays because it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a specific task. The modules can save you time and effort and they will contribute to the fast speed of your sites because you are able to integrate only one line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a universal language normally used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
Perl is available with all Linux cloud web hosting packages that we supply and you are able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will enable you to create a website with all of the options that you'd 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 include a large number of Perl modules which you're able to use and you will see the full list in your web hosting account as well as the path which you need to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.