Perl is an effective programming language that is frequently used for creating CGI scripts along with a number of web-based apps. Among its main advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of code which are used to do various tasks and to extend the efficiency of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. In other words, in the event that five jobs have to be executed, you're able to use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so a wide range of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is generally used with other languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting
Perl is provided with all Linux cloud web hosting 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 program. The aforementioned will allow you to create an Internet site with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include a large number of Perl modules which you can employ and you can see the complete list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.