Perl is a popular computer language, which is used to build various web apps and CGI scripts. Lots of programmers consider it to be among the most practical languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - compact pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines which are used to execute a specific task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your sites because you're able to add only 1 line of code to call a given module instead of using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software too, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is available with all the cloud hosting that we supply and you can execute any type of .pl file which you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will allow you to make a site with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature thousands of Perl modules that you are able to use and you can see the full list in your website hosting account along with the path which you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this option, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.