Perl is a widely used computer language, that is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient languages out there since it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a specific task. The modules will save you time and effort and they can contribute to the quick speed of your websites as you will be able to include only 1 line of program code to call a specific module rather than using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language generally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a lot of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux cloud packages that we offer and you can execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will allow you to make a website with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include numerous Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you'll see the full list in your website hosting account along with the path that you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your plan does not offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.