Perl is an effective programming language that is commonly used for creating CGI scripts and also various web-based applications. One of its major advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are designed to do multiple tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five jobs need to be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for multiple purposes, so a number of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's ordinarily used with other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the Linux cloud web hosting packages that we supply and you can execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will allow you to build a website with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include thousands of Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you'll see the whole 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'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package does not offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.