This tutorial will show you some of the most important Perl Basics features that you must know if you want to use Perl language. Perl is an open-source server-side programming language and one of the most popular web programming language. It is also a cross platform programming language and supports vary operating systems such as Unix, Windows, Solaris, Macintosh. A Perl program is called script and can be created with any text editor and saved in a file with the extension.pl-But if you want do see highlighting syntax or some other important editing features, they suggest you to use some dedicated editor. You'll get information about: installing Perl, running Perl, scalar data, variables and operators, lists and arrays, hashes, regular expression, pattern matching, statements, functions and subroutines, files and directories, forms, command line Perl, using modules, database access, and using CGI from Perl.