Perl is a well-known computer language, that is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient languages in existence since it supports the usage of modules - compact bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a certain task. The modules can save you a lot of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your sites as you can add just one line of code to call a specific module rather than using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional language generally used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate many popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all the shared web hosting plans that we offer and you are able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will help you create a site with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature thousands of Perl modules that you can use and you can see the complete list in your hosting account along with the path which you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.