Perl is an excellent programming language which is regularly used for making CGI scripts along with a number of web-based apps. One of its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to perform various tasks and to increase the functionality of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. To put it simply, in the event that five jobs have to be executed, you can employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than including hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules within your script. Perl is very convenient and it may be used for a variety of purposes, so a number of companies have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is often used with other programming languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all of the shared plans that we provide and you can execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will enable you to make a site with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans feature thousands of Perl modules which you are able to employ and you can see a full list in your web hosting account along with the path that you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job but your package doesn't offer this option, you are able to include as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.