Perl is a well-known scripting language that is employed to make various web-oriented applications, such as CGI scripts. Among the characteristics which distinguish it from other programming languages is the employment of modules - batches of Perl program code that perform predefined tasks and they're widely accepted. In simple terms, instead of generating custom-made program code to make something or pasting tens and hundreds of lines of program code in the script, you can "call" some module which is already available for this specific process and use just several lines of code. This way, your script shall be executed much more quickly since it'll be much smaller. Employing modules will also make a script easier to change due to the fact that you'll have to browse through a smaller amount of code. If you want to use Perl on your website, you should ensure that the necessary modules are available on your server.
Over 3400 Perl Modules in Shared Website Hosting
Our shared website hosting come with more than 3400 Perl modules that you'll be able to work with as part of your CGI scripts or web-based apps. They contain both widely used and less popular ones, so as to give you different options with regard to what functionality you are able to add to your websites. A couple of examples are Apache::SOAP, CGI::Session, GD, Image::Magick, URI, LWP and many others. The whole list can be found in the Server Information area of our in-house made Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is featured with all shared accounts. In the same location, you will see the Perl version which we have and the path to the modules that you will have to use inside your scripts to call a certain module from the library.