Perl is an effective programming language that's widely used for generating CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based applications. Among its major pros is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code which are used to execute multiple tasks and to increase the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five processess should be performed, you are able to employ five lines of code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really convenient and it can be used for multiple purposes, so a wide range of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used along with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
Perl is available with all of the Linux website hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will help you make an Internet site with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include lots of Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you will see the complete list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this option, 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 website hosting Control Panel.