Perl is a preferred scripting language that is designed to create different web-oriented apps, such as CGI scripts. One of the features that distinguish it from various other languages is the use of modules - parts of Perl code which complete predefined jobs and they are commonly accepted. Basically, rather than creating custom-made program code to perform something or pasting tens and hundreds of lines of code in the script, you're able to "call" a module which is already available for this specific process and use only several lines of code. Consequently, your script will be executed quicker as it'll be smaller. Employing modules will also make a script easier to edit due to the fact that you'll need to search through a smaller amount of code. If you want to use Perl on your website, you should make sure that the necessary modules are present on the server.
Over 3400 Perl Modules in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting plans include more than 3400 Perl modules that you'll be able to take advantage of as part of your CGI scripts or web-based apps. They contain both widespread and less popular ones, so as to offer you a choice in terms of what features you can add to your sites. Several examples are Apache::SOAP, CGI::Session, GD, Image::Magick, URI, LWP and a lot more. The complete list is available in the Server Information area of our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all the shared accounts. In the same location, you'll see the Perl version which we have and the path to the modules that you will need to use inside your scripts in order to call a particular module from the library.