Perl is a well-known scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate a number of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular job that can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you are able to write just one line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire program code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with various other languages and it features a lot of options based on what a specific application can do, it's employed by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Web Hosting

Perl is available with all of the Linux cloud web hosting packages that we supply and you're able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will allow you to make an Internet site with all the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature numerous Perl modules which you are able to employ and you can see the complete list in your website hosting account along with the path that you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your package does not offer this option, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.