Perl is a well-known scripting language that is used to make various web-oriented apps, including CGI scripts. Among the options which differentiate it from various other languages is the use of modules - parts of Perl program code which perform predefined tasks and they're universally accepted. In simple terms, rather than creating tailor-made program code to make something or pasting tens and hundreds of lines of code in the script, you can "call" a module that already exists for this specific job and use only a few lines of code. Therefore, your script shall be executed more quickly because it'll be smaller. Using modules will, in addition make your script simpler to change considering that you'll have to browse through much less code. If you intend to use Perl on your site, you have to ensure that the mandatory modules are present on your server.
Over 3400 Perl Modules in Shared Website Hosting
All our Linux shared website hosting packages include more than 3400 Perl modules which you are able to use as part of your CGI scripts or web-based applications. They contain both widely used and less popular ones, so as to give you a choice regarding what functionality you're able to add to your websites. Some examples are Apache::SOAP, CGI::Session, GD, Image::Magick, URI, LWP and many, many more. The complete list accessible in the Server Information area of our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with all the shared accounts. In the same location, you'll see the Perl version that we have as well as the path to the modules that you'll need to use inside your scripts to call a certain module from our library.