Perl is an effective programming language that's frequently used for making CGI scripts and also various web-based applications. One of its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to do multiple tasks and to enhance the performance of a given script without clogging it with unneeded lines of code. This means that, if five jobs should be executed, you can employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for numerous purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used along with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is available with all of the shared hosting that we provide and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to build a website with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans come with a large number of Perl modules which you're able to employ and you'll see the whole list in your website hosting account along with the path which you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package doesn't offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.