Perl is a very popular scripting language that's which is used to build different web-oriented apps, which includes CGI scripts. One of the characteristics which differentiate it from alternative programming languages is the use of modules - batches of Perl code that complete predefined jobs and they're universally accepted. In simple terms, rather than writing custom-made code to do something or pasting tens and hundreds of lines of code inside your script, you are able to "call" some module that is already available for this particular task and use just several lines of code. As a result, your script shall be executed much more rapidly because it is smaller. Using modules will additionally make a script easier to modify as you'll have to go through a smaller amount of code. If you want to use Perl on your website, you need to ensure that the needed modules are available on the server.

Over 3400 Perl Modules in Cloud Web Hosting

All our Linux cloud web hosting packages feature more than 3400 Perl modules which you can take advantage of as part of your CGI scripts or web-based applications. They contain both popular and less popular ones, to supply you with different options regarding what functionality you're able to add to your websites. Several examples are Apache::SOAP, CGI::Session, GD, Image::Magick, URI, LWP and many others. The complete list accessible in the Server Information area of our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is featured with all of the shared accounts. In the same place, you will find the Perl version that we have and the path to the modules that you'll need to use inside your scripts in order to call a specific module from the library.