I just wanted to report back on my progress. I was finally successful in making Server2Go work for me, after about a full day spent installing, reinstalling, configuring, and tinkering. It is not well documented for the MySQL and the Perl portions of its usefulness. If you wished to run merely the simplest of Perl scripts, and no MySQL required, you should have an easier time of it.
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I successfully imported a 300 MB+ MySQL database into it and added appropriate users and reconfigured root permissions via phpMyAdmin, which comes with the server. All of the configuring was done on the hard drive of a Windows Vista machine, and once the server2go.exe file is run, the server runs PHP, Perl, HTML, etc. website, and I found all of the modules for Perl that I needed most already installed.
Considering the price, I am happy. If one paid much for it, one might expect more documentation.