Perl is a widely used programming language, which is employed to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is one of the most practical languages out there since it supports the usage of modules - small bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a particular task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the rapid speed of your websites because you will be able to integrate just one line of program code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all the Linux shared web hosting that we offer and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will allow you to create an Internet site with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with numerous Perl modules that you are able to employ and you'll see the full list in your hosting account along with the path that you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.