In this KB article, we will show you how to make Perl extension and increase its capabilities without having to code from scratch. Using a Perl module, you can easily utilise already written code to increase the functionality of your scripts.

Think of it as placing an add-on to a very well-built machine. There is no need to go back to the drawing board to create something that was never broken.

The following steps will show you how to install one of these Perl modules in the cPanel.

Perl Module Installation Steps

STEP 1: Sign into your cPanel.

STEP 2: Click on the Perl Modules link under the Software and Services section.

cpanel home

STEP 3: Type the name of a Perl module as per your choice in the Search box. For example, type in Authen then click Go.

Authen Module

STEP 4: The search results on the next page will display all the Perl modules that match your search. Click Install next to the Authen module to install it.

STEP 5: During the Perl module installation, you will notice scrolling text on the screen. After the installation is complete, you will see a success notification similar to this:

Successfully installed Authen.
1 distribution installed

That’s it. With this module installed, you have officially extended the functionality of your Perl scripts.