Perl is a sought-after scripting language that is considered to be one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the support for modules - sets of commands for a specific process which can be included in a script just by calling them which means that you'll be able to write a single line in your script to get an entire module executed, instead of having the whole program code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with many other languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it is employed by numerous well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Perl is available with all of the web hosting that we offer and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The aforementioned will enable you to make a website with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans come with numerous Perl modules that you can employ and you can see the full list in your hosting account along with the path that you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package doesn't offer this option, you will be able to 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.