Perl is a very popular scripting language that is which is used to make various web-oriented applications, which includes CGI scripts. Among the characteristics which differentiate it from alternative languages is the usage of modules - parts of Perl code which execute predefined tasks and they are commonly accepted. In simple terms, as an alternative to creating custom-made program code to do something or pasting tens and hundreds of lines of code in the script, you are able to "call" a module which is already available for this particular job and use just a few lines of code. In consequence, your script shall be executed a lot faster because it'll be much smaller. Employing modules will additionally make a script simpler to change as you will need to search through much less code. If you want to use Perl on your website, you should make sure that the needed modules are available on the server.
Over 3400 Perl Modules in Cloud Hosting
All our cloud hosting feature more than 3400 Perl modules that you'll be able to use as part of your CGI scripts or web-based applications. They contain both popular and less popular ones, so as to offer you different options with regard to what features you can add to your sites. A few examples are Apache::SOAP, CGI::Session, GD, Image::Magick, URI, LWP and many others. A full list is available in the Server Information section of our custom Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all of the shared accounts. In the same location, you can see the Perl version which we have and the path to the modules that you will have to use in your scripts to call a particular module from the library.