Perl is a very popular computer language, which is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers believe that it is one of the most effective languages available since it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a specific task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your sites as you are able to include just one line of code to call a specific module rather than using all of the program code for the process within your script. Perl is a versatile language most often used for scripts, but it has been employed to create a wide range of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also employed on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.
Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting
Perl is available with all cloud website hosting services that we provide and you are able to execute any .pl file that you upload inside your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The aforementioned will help you create an Internet site with all the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You will be able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans feature countless Perl modules that you're able to employ and you will see the whole list in your website hosting account as well as the path which you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your plan doesn't offer this feature, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you need through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the web hosting Control Panel.