Perl is an excellent programming language that is regularly used for setting up CGI scripts as well as different web-based apps. One of its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to do multiple tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, if five processess need to be executed, you can employ five lines of code to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for various purposes, that's why a wide range of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used with other languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all the cloud plans that we provide and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to make a website with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature countless Perl modules that you are able to employ and you'll see the whole list in your website hosting account along with the path that you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan does not offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.