Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular job that can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line inside your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the entire code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options based on what a particular app can do, it's employed by numerous famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Perl is available with all the web hosting that we supply and you can execute any kind of .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will help you make a website with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with thousands of Perl modules that you are able to use and you'll see the complete list in your web hosting account along with the path which you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan does not 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 the website hosting Control Panel.