Perl is a widespread scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up a number of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the market is its support for modules - groups of commands for a certain task that can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write only one line inside your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by lots of renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the web hosting that we provide and you will be able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will enable you to build an Internet site with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include countless Perl modules which you're able to use and you'll see the full list in your web hosting account along with the path which you have to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your package does not offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.