Perl is a widespread computer language, that is used to create various web apps and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be one of the most efficient languages in existence since it supports the use of modules - tiny pieces of program code with pre-defined subroutines which are employed to execute a particular task. The modules will save you lots of time and they can contribute to the fast speed of your sites because you're able to include only 1 line of program code to call a specific module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language often used for scripts, but it's been used to generate lots of popular pieces of web software too, like cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also used on high-traffic websites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is available with all the cloud website hosting that we offer and you will be able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will enable you to create a site with all the options that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages feature lots of Perl modules which you are able to use and you'll see the full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you need to include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job yet your plan does not offer this option, you can add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the hosting Control Panel.