Perl is an efficient programming language that is frequently used for creating CGI scripts and also many different web-based applications. Among its main pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to execute numerous tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five tasks have to be executed, you're able to employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is very practical and it can be used for numerous purposes, so many companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding 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 Hosting
Perl is provided with all cloud plans that we offer and you're able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will enable you to build a website with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with numerous Perl modules that you're able to use and you will see the full list in your hosting account along with the path that you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.