Perl is a popular language, which is used to make various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is one of the most effective languages available because it supports the use of modules - compact bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a specific task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the fast speed of your sites because you're able to add just one line of program code to call a certain module rather than using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language generally used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a number of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all Linux shared website hosting packages that we provide and you can execute any .pl file which you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will help you make a site with all the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans include numerous Perl modules that you can employ and you can see the whole list in your hosting account as well as the path that you need to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package doesn't offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.