Perl is a preferred scripting language that is that is used to build different web-oriented applications, including CGI scripts. Among the options that distinguish it from various other programming languages is the employment of modules - parts of Perl code which execute predefined tasks and they are commonly accepted. In simple terms, as an alternative to writing custom program code to perform something or pasting tens and hundreds of lines of code inside your script, you are able to "call" some module which is already available for this specific process and use just a couple of lines of program code. Because of this, your script will be executed a lot faster as it'll be much smaller. Employing modules will also make your script much easier to edit since you will have to go through much less code. If you wish to use Perl on your website, you have to make sure that the needed modules are present on your server.
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Our cloud plans include more than 3400 Perl modules that you will be able to work with as part of your CGI scripts or web-based apps. They include both widely used and less popular ones, in order to supply you with different options with regard to what functionality you can add to your sites. Some examples are Apache::SOAP, CGI::Session, GD, Image::Magick, URI, LWP and many others. The full list can be found in the Server Information section of our in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all the shared accounts. In the same place, you'll find the Perl version which we have along with the path to the modules that you will need to use within your scripts in order to call a given module from our library.