Perl is a popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it's used to generate a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a specific job which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you're able to write just a single line inside your script to have a module executed, instead of having the entire program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with many other languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a given application can do, it's employed by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.
Perl Scripting in Web Hosting
Perl is available with all of the web hosting that we supply and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will allow you to create an Internet site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans come with lots of Perl modules that you are able to use and you can see the whole list in your hosting account as well as the path that you have to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your plan does not offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.