Perl is a powerful programming language which is frequently used for making CGI scripts as well as a number of web-based applications. One of its major advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are used to do various tasks and to increase the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, if five processess have to be performed, you can employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really useful and it can be used for many different purposes, so a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used along with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is available with all the cloud website hosting plans that we provide and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will help you create a website with all the features 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 using a cron job. Our packages come with numerous Perl modules which you can employ and you will see the whole list in your hosting account as well as the path that you need to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan does not offer this feature, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.