How to use the Perl Modules Interface within cPanel

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Updated: January 16, 2023
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cPanel Version 108.0.15  -  Theme Version Jupiter

cPanel Tutorials Perl

Software > Perl Modules

This feature will allow you to search for and install Perl modules from the CPAN repository to your hosting account

Notice: The CGI Center, along with the associated CGI Scripts, was deprecated in cPanel v64

Perl Modules

What Is Perl

Perl is a high level interpreted and dynamic general purpose programming language. Perl supports both the procedural and Object-Oriented programming. Perl is a lot similar to C syntactically and is easy for the users who have knowledge of C, C++. Since Perl is a lot similar to other widely used languages syntactically, it is easier to code and learn in Perl. Programs can be written in Perl in any of the widely used text editors like Notepad++, texteditor, etc.

Module Include Path

The Module Include Path section of the interface displays the location where the system will store your modules. If you wish to reference those modules from other modules or programs, use this include path.

Using Your Perl Module

The Using Your Perl Module(s) section of the interface lists a choice of code that you must include in the top of your Perl script. This code represents the location of Perl that the system will use to run the script.

Install Perl module

To install a Perl module, perform one of the following actions:

If you know the name of the desired module, enter it in the Install a Module text box and click Install Now.

Enter a search term in the Search text box and click Go. The interface will display modules related to that search term.

Click Show Available Modules to display a list of available Perl modules at the CPAN repository.

Note: The interface will not display every module available at CPAN.

The interface displays the following information for the modules:

Module - Name The module’s name.

Version - The module’s version number.

Actions - The actions that you may perform for that module. For each module, you can perform the following actions:

Note: If you did not find the desired module, repeat this process until you locate the appropriate module.

The Installed Modules table

The Installed Modules table displays all of the modules that exist on your cPanel account.

For each installed module, the table displays the following information:

Module - Name The module’s name.

Version - The module’s version number.

Actions - The actions that you may perform for that module.
For each module, you can perform the following actions:

Update - Update the module.

Reinstall - Reinstall the module from CPAN.

Uninstall - Remove the module from your server.

Show Documentation - Read the module’s documentation on CPAN.

System modules

cPanel and WHM includes specific Perl modules.

To display a list of the system-installed Perl modules, click Show System Installed Modules.

For more information on Perl modules, see Guide to Perl in cPanel & WHM and Third-Party Software documentation.

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