Perl is a preferred scripting language that's used to create various web-oriented applications, including CGI scripts. Among the features which distinguish it from other languages is the usage of modules - parts of Perl code that perform predefined jobs and they're widely accepted. In simple terms, instead of creating custom code to perform something or pasting tens and hundreds of lines of program code in your script, you can "call" a module that is already available for this specific job and use only a few lines of code. Thus, your script will be executed a lot quicker since it is much smaller. Using modules will, in addition make a script simpler to change considering that you'll need to browse through much less code. If you wish to use Perl on your website, you should make sure that the required modules are available on your server.
Over 3400 Perl Modules in Cloud Website Hosting
All of our Linux cloud website hosting feature over 3400 Perl modules which you can benefit from as part of your CGI scripts or web-based applications. They include both widely used and less popular ones, so as to give you a choice with regard to what functionality you're able to add to your sites. A few examples are Apache::SOAP, CGI::Session, GD, Image::Magick, URI, LWP and many others. A full list can be found in the Server Information section of our custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with all the shared accounts. In the same location, you'll see the Perl version which we have along with the path to the modules that you will need to use in your scripts to call a particular module from our library.