Perl is a well-known programming language, that is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. Many programmers believe that it is one of the most effective programming languages available since it supports the usage of modules - tiny parts of code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a specific task. The modules will save you time and effort and they can contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites because you will be able to add just a single line of code to call a certain module instead of using all the code for the task in your script. Perl is a universal programming language most often used for scripts, but it has been used to generate a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, for example cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is provided with all shared plans that we offer and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will help you create an Internet site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages feature lots of Perl modules that you'll be able to use and you will see the full list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.