Perl is a widely used scripting language that is considered to be one of the most practical programming languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is its support for modules - groups of commands for a particular process that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you can write just one line in your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the entire code which is already included in the module anyway. Because Perl is compatible with numerous other languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a specific application can do, it's used by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Perl is available with all shared web hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any .pl file that you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. This will help you create a site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with lots of Perl modules which you're able to use and you will see the whole list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan does not offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you require via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.