Perl is a very popular programming language, that is employed to make various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is among the most practical languages in existence since it supports the usage of modules - compact parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to execute a particular task. The modules will save you lots of time and they will contribute to the fast speed of your websites because you are able to include just one line of code to call a particular module rather than using all the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a versatile programming language primarily used for scripts, but it has been used to create a number of popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites which includes IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux cloud packages that we supply and you will be able to execute any .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to make a website with all the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP can't supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages feature numerous Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you can see a full list in your hosting account as well as the path which you have to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your plan does not offer this feature, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.