Perl is an efficient programming language that is widely used for creating CGI scripts and also many different web-based apps. One of its major pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to execute multiple tasks and to extend the functionality of a certain script without clogging it with unneeded lines of program code. To put it simply, if five tasks have to be performed, you can use five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for many different purposes, that's why a number of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's ordinarily used with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is available with all the Linux cloud hosting that we provide and you're able to execute any .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will help you create a site with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules which you can use and you can see a full list in your website hosting account along with the path which you need to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.