Perl is a popular scripting language that's employed to build different web-oriented applications, such as CGI scripts. Among the characteristics which distinguish it from alternative languages is the usage of modules - parts of Perl program code that execute predefined jobs and they're widely accepted. In simple terms, rather than creating custom-made code to perform something or pasting tens and hundreds of lines of code inside your script, you will be able to "call" a module that is already available for this specific task and use just several lines of code. Thus, your script will be executed more rapidly since it is much smaller. Employing modules will, in addition make the script easier to modify due to the fact that you will need to browse through a smaller amount of program code. If you want to use Perl on your site, you have to ensure that the required modules are available on the server.
Over 3400 Perl Modules in Shared Website Hosting
All our shared website hosting plans include over 3400 Perl modules that 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 give you a choice regarding what features you can add to your websites. Some examples are Apache::SOAP, CGI::Session, GD, Image::Magick, URI, LWP and a lot more. The full list is available in the Server Information section of our custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that is featured with all of the shared accounts. In the same place, 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 so as to call a specific module from our library.