Perl is a popular computer language, that is used to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be one of the most practical languages these days as it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a particular task. The modules can save you lots of time and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites as you will be able to integrate just a single line of program code to call a specific module instead of using all the code for the task within your script. Perl is a versatile language primarily used for scripts, but it's been used to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all the website hosting plans that we provide and you are able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will allow you to make a website with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature lots of Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you'll see the complete list in your web hosting account along with the path which you should use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.