Perl is a preferred scripting language which is employed to create various web-oriented apps, which includes CGI scripts. Among the attributes that distinguish it from other programming languages is the usage of modules - batches of Perl program code that perform predefined jobs and they are commonly accepted. In simple terms, rather than writing custom program code to do something or pasting tens and hundreds of lines of program code inside your script, you'll be able to "call" a module which already exists for this particular job and use only a few lines of code. Therefore, your script shall be executed much more rapidly because it is smaller. Employing modules will, in addition make a script easier to change considering that you will have to go through a smaller amount of program code. If you intend to use Perl on your website, you have to make sure that the mandatory modules are present on your server.

Over 3400 Perl Modules in Shared Web Hosting

All our Linux shared web hosting feature over 3400 Perl modules which you're able to benefit from as part of your CGI scripts or web-based applications. They contain both widely used and less popular ones, to supply you with different options in terms of what capabilities you'll be able to add to your websites. A few examples are Apache::SOAP, CGI::Session, GD, Image::Magick, URI, LWP and a lot more. The complete list can be found in the Server Information section of our custom-made Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all the shared accounts. In the same location, you can see the Perl version which we have along with the path to the modules that you'll have to use within your scripts to call a given module from the library.