Perl is an effective programming language that's regularly used for making CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based applications. One of its major advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are employed to perform a variety of tasks and to enhance the effectiveness of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. This means that, when five tasks should be performed, you are able to use five lines of program code in order to call each one of the modules instead of including a large number of lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for a number of purposes, that's why many corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's generally used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is provided with all Linux shared packages that we provide and you can execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will allow you to make a website with all the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include lots of Perl modules that you are able to use and you will see the whole list in your web hosting account along with the path that you have to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package doesn't offer this option, 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 the website hosting Control Panel.