Perl is a widely used programming language, that is employed to create various web apps and CGI scripts. The majority of programmers consider it to be one of the most effective programming languages these days since it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a particular task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the quick loading speed of your sites because you will be able to integrate only one line of code to call a specific module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-functional programming language normally used for scripts, but it has been used to generate many popular pieces of web software as well, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites including IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is provided with all Linux cloud hosting that we provide and you'll be able to execute any .pl file which you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will help you make a website with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include numerous Perl modules which you are able to use and you will see the complete list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you should include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.