Perl is a very popular computer language, which is employed to set up various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is among the most practical languages these days as it supports the usage of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a certain task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites as you're able to add just a single line of code to call a given module rather than using all of the code for the task within your script. Perl is a multi-functional language normally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Perl is available with all the Linux cloud website hosting packages that we offer and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The latter will help you build an Internet site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages include lots of Perl modules which you are able to use and you will see a full list in your web hosting account as well as the path that you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, 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 your hosting Control Panel.