Perl is a popular scripting language that is regarded as one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It is feature-rich and it is used to create a variety of web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the web is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a specific process which can be integrated into a script just by calling them which means that you'll be able to write only one line in your script to get a whole module executed, instead of having the whole program code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with various other programming languages and it features a lot of options depending on what a specific application can do, it is employed by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux cloud hosting that we supply and you're able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. The latter will allow you to build an Internet site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't provide. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages feature lots of Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you will see the whole list in your web hosting account along with the path which you need to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you wish to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this feature, you will be able to add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.