Perl is a widespread scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is its support for modules - sets of commands for a particular task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you're able to write just a single line within your script to get a module executed, rather than having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it's employed by a number of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all the cloud website hosting that we provide and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will help you create a site with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with lots of Perl modules which you're able to use and you'll see the whole list in your website hosting account along with the path that you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package doesn't offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.