Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is its support for modules - groups of commands for a specific task which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you are able to write just one line in your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl supports numerous other programming languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a particular application can do, it's employed by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etcetera.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
Perl is provided with all Linux website hosting services that we provide and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will enable you to make a site with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature numerous Perl modules that you are able to use and you'll see a full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.