Why is Perl a programming language preferred for many web developers?
Perl is a well-liked scripting language that is regarded as being one of the most useful programming languages in the online world. It's feature-rich and it is used to create multiple web-based applications and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the web is the support for modules - sets of commands for a certain process which can be integrated into a script by simply calling them which means that you're able to write just a single line within your script to have an entire module executed, rather than having the entire program code that's already a part of the module anyway. As Perl is compatible with a lot of other languages and it provides a lot of functions based on what a specific application can do, it is employed by many renowned companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.
Perl Scripting in Shared Web Hosting
Perl is available with all the shared web hosting
that we supply and you will be able to execute any kind of .pl file that you upload in your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. The aforementioned will enable you to make a website with all of the characteristics that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP cannot offer. You are able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with countless Perl modules which you'll be able to employ and you can see the full list in your website hosting account as well as the path that you have to use in your scripts, so as to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job however your plan doesn't offer this option, you'll be able to add as many cron jobs as you need via the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your web hosting Control Panel.