Perl is a widely used scripting language that's regarded as one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based apps 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 task which can be included in a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write only one line within your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with numerous other programming languages and it comes with a lot of options depending on what a given app can do, it is used by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Perl is available with all of the shared web hosting that we offer and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will allow you to build a 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 with a cron job. Our packages feature numerous Perl modules which you are able to employ and you'll see the full list in your web hosting account along with the path which you have to include in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.