Perl is a well-liked scripting language that's regarded as being one of the most practical languages on the Internet. It's feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the other languages on the web is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a certain task that can be integrated into a script just by calling them i.e. you can write only one line inside your script to get an entire module executed, rather than having the whole code that is already included in the module anyway. Since Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it provides a lot of options depending on what a particular application can do, it's used by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

Perl is provided with all the shared website hosting plans that we offer and you'll be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will enable you to build a site with all of the functions that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You'll be able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages feature numerous Perl modules that you are able to use and you can see the complete list in your website hosting account along with the path that you have to include in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you want to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this feature, you can add as many cron jobs as you require through the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.