Perl is a sought-after scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the market is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific job which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you'll be able to write just one line in your script to have a whole module executed, instead of having the whole code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl can be used with a lot of other programming languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a specific app can do, it is used by many popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Perl is provided with all the Linux cloud website hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will help you build an Internet site with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP does not supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature a large number of Perl modules that you're able to use and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you should include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not 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 website hosting Control Panel.