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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.48

(Home >> Software and Services >> Perl Modules)


Perl modules are software components in the Perl language. This interface allows you to search for and install Perl modules from the CPAN repository to your website.


You must install Perl modules before you can use them inside of a Perl program.

Install Perl modules


If you know the exact name of the module that you wish to install, enter its name in the Install a Module text box and click Install Now.

To search for and install a Perl module, perform the following steps:

  1. Use one of the following methods to find the desired module:
    • Enter a search term in the Search text box and click Go.
    • To view a list of Perl modules available from CPAN, click Show Available Modules.


      This list does not display every module in the CPAN repository. 

  2. WHM displays the following information for all of the displayed modules:
    • Module Name — The module's name.
    • Description — A description of the module.
    • Actions — The actions that you may perform for that module.
  3. Click Install next to the module that you wish to download and install.
    • To view a module’s documentation, click Show Documentation for that module.
    • If you did not find the desired module, search from the search results page with the Search text box and click Go.

The Installed Modules table

The Installed Modules table displays all of the modules that are currently installed to your cPanel account.

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

Module NameThe module's name.
VersionThe module's version number.

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 & WHM includes specific Perl modules. To see a list of the system-installed Perl modules, click Show System Installed Modules.

Click Show Documentation to view the documentation for an installed module.