Why is Perl a programming language selected for many developers?
Perl is a widespread programming language, which is employed to build various web applications and CGI scripts. A number of programmers consider it to be among the most efficient languages nowadays because it supports the use of modules - tiny bits of program code with pre-defined subroutines that are employed to execute a particular task. The modules will save you time and effort and they will contribute to the fast loading speed of your websites as you can add just a single line of code to call a certain module instead of using all of the code for the task in your script. Perl is a multi-purpose programming language often used for scripts, but it has been employed to generate a wide range of popular pieces of web software too, such as cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It's also employed on high-traffic sites for instance IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many more.
Perl Scripting in Shared Hosting
Perl is provided with all shared hosting that we provide and you can execute any type of .pl file that you upload inside your account using the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP software. The latter will allow you to build a site with all the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot provide. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically using a cron job. Our plans include thousands of Perl modules which you can use and you'll see the whole list in your web hosting account in addition to the path which you need to use in your scripts, to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script using a cron job but your package does not offer this feature, you're able to add as many cron jobs as you need from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of the website hosting Control Panel.