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Mod Perl Usage on Virtual hosted domainsby learn_forever (Acolyte)
|on Oct 19, 2002 at 19:26 UTC||Need Help??|
learn_forever has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I know Lot of us may just shrug this question off, as they never have to deal with this type of hosting. But I am a small time web developer, who believes in perl and does not have an expertize to call my self perl expert,
I always hear mod_perl helps performance, embperl and other technologies improve templating and all other stuff such as session management etc using right apache modules.
How a developer who is using virtually hosted domain space (where he has his own private CGI-BIN ) but does not have root access or access to apache config files to define modules at startup or configure redirects etc can take benefit of mod_perl? Most of the domain hosting ISPs of virtusl domain servers claim now a days that they have mod perl and claim that they can install any CPAN suppoted module upon request. But does a shared account can make use of it?
Is there any way the advantage of mod_perl can be taken even in the environment I described earlier or it is available to richer guys who can afford their own web servers only? In that case would perl monks suggest me that should I switch to something like php just for performance ? If not can someone show me a simple example how mod_perl can be utilised even in shared domain space?
I am not sure if this is a right question so I am ready to discuss more if someone wants details.