Perl is a popular scripting language which is considered to be one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. 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 alternative languages out there is the support for modules - groups of commands for a particular job that can be included in a script by calling them which means that you're able to write a single line inside your script to get a module executed, rather than having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl supports a lot of other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a specific app can do, it is used by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all the shared hosting plans that we offer and you are able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will enable you to create an Internet site with all of the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with numerous Perl modules that you're able to use and you'll see the complete list in your website hosting account in addition to the path that you need to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your package doesn't offer this option, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.