Perl is an excellent programming language that is regularly used for creating CGI scripts as well as various web-based apps. One of its major advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to do various tasks and to enhance the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, in the event that five jobs have to be executed, you can use five lines of code to call each one of the modules rather than including a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules in your script. Perl is really handy and it may be used for multiple purposes, that's why a number of corporations have included it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It is generally used with other programming languages for example PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is provided with all the Linux shared packages
that we offer and you will be able to execute any .pl file that you upload in your account when you use the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP software. This will help you create a website with all of the features that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't offer. You can execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our packages come with thousands of Perl modules that you'll be able to employ and you'll see a full list in your web hosting account along with the path which you need to use 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 does not offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.