Perl is a preferred scripting language that's designed to build different web-oriented apps, which includes CGI scripts. One of the features which differentiate it from other programming languages is the use of modules - parts of Perl program code that perform predefined tasks and they're commonly accepted. In simple terms, rather than writing custom program code to do something or pasting tens and hundreds of lines of code in the script, you can "call" a module which is already available for this particular process and use just several lines of code. Therefore, your script shall be executed quicker because it'll be smaller. Employing modules will additionally make the script simpler to change because you'll have to go through a smaller amount of program code. If you want to use Perl on your website, you need to ensure that the needed modules can be found on the server.
Over 3400 Perl Modules in Shared Hosting
All of our Linux shared hosting come with over 3400 Perl modules that you can take advantage of as a part of your CGI scripts or web-based apps. They contain both popular and less popular ones, so as to give you a choice in terms of what capabilities you can add to your sites. A few examples are Apache::SOAP, CGI::Session, GD, Image::Magick, URI, LWP and a lot more. The complete list accessible in the Server Information area of our tailor-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is featured with all the shared accounts. In the same place, you can find 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 specific module from our library.