Perl is a very popular scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it is used to generate various web-based applications and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages out there is the compatibility with modules - sets of commands for a particular task which can be included in a script by simply calling them which means that you'll be able to write just a single line inside your script to get a whole module executed, rather than having the whole program code which is already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with various other programming languages and it comes with a lot of functions based on what a given app can do, it is employed by a number of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting

Perl is provided with all the Linux shared hosting that we offer and you'll be able to execute any type of .pl file that you upload within your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will allow you to make a website with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to provide. You can execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our packages include countless Perl modules that you can use and you will see the full list in your web hosting account in addition to the path that you should include in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. If you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job but your package does not offer this feature, you can add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.