Perl is an excellent programming language that's widely used for generating CGI scripts as well as a variety of web-based apps. One of its main advantages is the fact that it supports modules - ready-made batches of program code that are designed to execute a variety of tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without clogging it with unnecessary lines of program code. To put it simply, if five processess have to be executed, you're able to use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a few hundred lines used to generate the actual modules in your script. Perl is really practical and it may be used for multiple purposes, so a lot of companies have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is commonly used with other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Website Hosting
Perl is available with all of the website hosting plans
that we provide and you're able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will help you create a site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with countless Perl modules that you are able to use and you'll see the whole list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you need to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your package does not offer this feature, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.