Perl is a widely used scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it's used to generate various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain job that can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line within your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole program code that is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a given app can do, it is used by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is available with all the Linux shared hosting that we supply and you are able to execute any kind of .pl file which you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The aforementioned will help you build an Internet site with all the functions that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans come with lots of Perl modules that you are able to employ and you will see the whole list in your hosting account in addition to the path which you should use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan does not offer this option, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.