Perl is a very popular computer language, which is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective programming languages in existence as it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to execute a specific task. The modules can save you lots of time and they can contribute to the quick speed of your sites since you will be able to integrate only 1 line of program code to call a particular module rather than using all the program code for the task within your script. Perl is a universal language often used for scripts, but it's been employed to generate numerous popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is available with all cloud hosting that we offer and you're able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will allow you to create an Internet site with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with numerous Perl modules which you're able to use and you can see the complete list in your hosting account as well as the path which you have to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.