Perl is a well-known scripting language that's regarded as one of the most useful languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is the support for modules - sets of commands for a particular job that can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you're able to write just a single line inside your script to have a whole module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it's used by a number of well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is available with all of the shared website hosting that we provide and you can execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will help you make an Internet site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with thousands of Perl modules which you're able to use and you can see the whole list in your hosting account along with the path that you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this feature, you are 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.