Perl is an efficient programming language that's regularly used for generating CGI scripts and a variety of web-based apps. One of its key pros is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code which are employed to do numerous tasks and to increase the functionality of a certain script without slowing it with unneeded lines of program code. This means that, if five processess should be performed, you'll be able to use five lines of code to call each of the modules instead of adding a couple of hundred lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very handy and it can be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a number of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other languages for instance PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting
Perl is provided with all the Linux cloud hosting that we offer and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. The latter will allow you to create a website with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP can't provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include numerous Perl modules which you are able to employ and you can see the full list in your hosting account along with the path that you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.