Perl is a well-liked scripting language that's employed to build various web-oriented applications, including CGI scripts. One of the features which distinguish it from alternative languages is the usage of modules - parts of Perl program code which do predefined jobs and they are widely accepted. In simple terms, rather than creating custom-made program code to do something or pasting tens and hundreds of lines of program code inside your script, you can "call" a module that is already available for this specific task and use only several lines of program code. Due to this, your script shall be executed more quickly since it is smaller. Using modules will also make your script simpler to edit since you will have to go through much less program code. If you intend to use Perl on your website, you should ensure that the required modules are present on your server.
Over 3400 Perl Modules in Website Hosting
All our Linux website hosting packages feature more than 3400 Perl modules that you'll be able to use as part of your CGI scripts or web-based apps. They contain both widely used and less popular ones, to give you a choice with regard to what functions you can add to your sites. Several examples are Apache::SOAP, CGI::Session, GD, Image::Magick, URI, LWP and many others. A full list is available in the Server Information area of our custom-built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is provided with all the shared accounts. In the same place, you'll see the Perl version that we have and the path to the modules that you will have to use in your scripts so as to call a specific module from the library.