Perl is a widespread computer language, that is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be among the most effective programming languages out there since it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are designed to perform a particular task. The modules will save you time and effort and they can contribute to the fast speed of your websites since you will be able to include just a single line of code to call a particular module rather than using all of the program code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language most often used for scripts, but it's been employed to create a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux cloud web hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will enable you to create a site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include thousands of Perl modules which you can use and you can see the complete list in your web hosting account along with the path that you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.