Perl is a widespread computer language, that is employed to make various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be one of the most effective languages available as it supports the usage of modules - small parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are designed to execute a particular task. The modules will save you a lot of time and they will contribute to the quick speed of your sites because you'll be able to integrate only one line of program code to call a particular module instead of using all of the program code for the process in your script. Perl is a versatile programming language primarily used for scripts, but it's been employed to create lots of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites such as IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux shared web hosting that we provide and you can execute any type of .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will enable you to build a website with all of the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages feature numerous Perl modules that you're able to employ and you can see a full list in your hosting account along with the path that you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your package does not offer this option, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.