Perl is an excellent programming language that's commonly used for generating CGI scripts as well as different web-based apps. Among its key advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to do a variety of tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a certain script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, in the event that five tasks should be executed, you can employ five lines of program code to call each of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for numerous purposes, so a number of companies have included it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's often used along with other languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Perl is available with all the hosting that we offer and you can execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will enable you to create an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature countless Perl modules which you'll be able to use and you'll see the full list in your hosting account as well as the path that you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan does not offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.