Perl is a well-known scripting language that is designed to build different web-oriented applications, including CGI scripts. One of the features which distinguish it from other programming languages is the use of modules - parts of Perl code which execute predefined jobs and they are commonly accepted. In simple terms, rather than generating tailor-made program code to do something or pasting tens and hundreds of lines of code in the script, you can "call" some module which is already available for this particular process and use just a couple of lines of code. In consequence, your script shall be executed much more quickly because it'll be smaller. Using modules will also make the script simpler to change as you'll have to search through a smaller amount of code. If you wish to use Perl on your website, you need to ensure that the mandatory modules can be found on your server.
Over 3400 Perl Modules in Cloud Hosting
All our Linux cloud packages feature more than 3400 Perl modules which you will be able to use as a part of your CGI scripts or web-based apps. They contain both popular and less popular ones, so as to supply you with a choice regarding what functions you'll be able to add to your sites. A couple of examples are Apache::SOAP, CGI::Session, GD, Image::Magick, URI, LWP and a lot more. A full list can be found in the Server Information section of our custom-made Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all of the shared accounts. In the same place, you will find 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.