Perl is an effective programming language which is widely used for generating CGI scripts along with a variety of web-based applications. Among its key advantages is that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to do various tasks and to extend the effectiveness of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five tasks have to be performed, you are able to employ five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very convenient and it can be used for multiple purposes, that's why a number of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is commonly used with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is available with all the cloud website hosting plans that we provide and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will help you create a website with all the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans feature a large number of Perl modules that you can use and you will see the complete list in your hosting account as well as the path that you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.