Perl is a well-known scripting language which is considered to be one of the most practical languages on the web. It is feature-rich and it's used to set up multiple web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the alternative languages out there is the compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular job which can be included in a script by simply calling them i.e. you can write a single line inside your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the whole code that's already a part of the module anyway. Since Perl is compatible with many other programming languages and it provides a lot of functions depending on what a given application can do, it is employed by lots of popular companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, and so on.

Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting

Perl is available with all shared web hosting that we provide and you are able to execute any .pl file which you upload in your account with the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will help you create an Internet site with all of the features that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically with a cron job. Our plans come with a large number of Perl modules which you can use and you will see the full list in your web hosting account along with the path which you should use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. If you want to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job yet your package does not offer this feature, you can add as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.