Perl is a well-liked scripting language which is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to create a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular process which can be integrated into a script by calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line in your script to have a module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl supports various other languages and it provides a lot of options based on what a given application can do, it is used by many well-known companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Hosting
Perl is available with all the Linux hosting that we offer and you're able to execute any .pl file that you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will enable you to build a site with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages come with countless Perl modules that you can use and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account along with the path that you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.