Perl is a widespread language, that is used to build various web applications and CGI scripts. Many programmers consider it to be among the most practical programming languages nowadays because it supports the usage of modules - compact pieces of code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to perform a particular task. The modules can help you save a lot of time and they can contribute to the rapid loading speed of your websites because you are able to include only 1 line of code to call a specific module rather than using all of the code for the process in your script. Perl is a multi-functional language primarily used for scripts, but it's been used to create a variety of popular pieces of web software as well, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites for example IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all the shared website hosting plans that we provide and you can execute any type of .pl file which you upload within your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to build a website with all the features 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 with a cron job. Our packages include thousands of Perl modules which you're able to employ and you will see a full list in your hosting account in addition to the path that you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job however your package doesn't offer this feature, you can include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.