Perl is a popular scripting language that is designed to build various web-oriented apps, including CGI scripts. One of the features that differentiate it from many other languages is the employment of modules - parts of Perl program code that execute predefined tasks and they are commonly accepted. Basically, instead of generating custom code to perform something or pasting tens and hundreds of lines of code inside your script, you can "call" a module which is already available for this specific job and use just several lines of program code. Because of this, your script will be executed more quickly because it'll be much smaller. Using modules will, in addition make your script simpler to edit since you will have to browse through much less code. If you intend to use Perl on your website, you need to make sure that the mandatory modules are present on your server.
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All of our cloud plans come with more than 3400 Perl modules that you are able to employ as a part of your CGI scripts or web-based apps. They contain both widespread and less popular ones, in order to give you a choice with regard to what capabilities you'll be able to 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 area of our tailor-made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all the shared accounts. In the same location, you will find the Perl version which we have as well as the path to the modules that you'll need to use in your scripts to call a specific module from the library.