Perl is a widespread web-oriented programming language, that is designed to create CGI scripts along with various apps. It is really convenient since you do not need to produce the very same code time and again in order to have some process executed more than once, instead you will be able to use modules. They are pre-defined subroutines or groups of tasks that can be called and executed inside a script. That is to say, you're able to add only a reference to a given module in your code rather than using the entire module code again and again. In this way, your script will be shorter, which means that it shall be executed quicker, not mentioning that it will be much easier to maintain or modify. In case you would like to employ some third-party ready-made Perl script as an alternative to writing your own, it will most likely need specific modules to be present on the hosting server.
Over 3400 Perl Modules in Shared Web Hosting
All our Linux shared web hosting packages come with more than 3400 Perl modules which you are able to employ as part of your CGI scripts or web-based apps. They include both widely used and less popular ones, so as to give you a choice in terms of what features you'll be able to add to your sites. Some examples are Apache::SOAP, CGI::Session, GD, Image::Magick, URI, LWP and a lot more. The whole list can be found in the Server Information section of our in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that comes with all of the shared accounts. In the same location, you can see the Perl version which we have along with the path to the modules that you will have to use inside your scripts to call a specific module from the library.