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Running Perl and CGI on any Win32 platform

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Contributed by cecil36 on Oct 30, 2002 at 03:55 UTC
Q&A  > CGI programming


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My employer was looking at redoing one of our client/server applications to have a web browser interface for the client. I was thinking that Perl would be an obvious choice for handling the back end work to produce the output file that the server needs. My question is that since many of our customers are using Win9x, NT, 2000, or XP in their environments, is there anything that exists in a Win32 environment that is easy to implement on an existing server that will allow for processing of CGI/Perl scripts?

Answer: Running Perl and CGI on any Win32 platform
contributed by rdfield

The Activestate Win32 Perl distro, Apache and mod_perl used with CGI works very well on any Win32 platform.

rdfield

Answer: Running Perl and CGI on any Win32 platform
contributed by thoglette

Try TinyWEB server

Quoth the raven:
TinyWeb is extremely small (executable file size is 53K), simple (no configuration other than through the command line) and fast (consumes minimum of system resources) Win32 daemon for regular (TCP/http) and secure (SSL/TLS/https) web servers.
I use it, it works. QED.

If you don't need the bother of setting up Apache then give this a go.

Answer: Running Perl and CGI on any Win32 platform
contributed by muba

I'd also like to suggest the Xitami webserver. No configuration at all is required. It just runs after installation. You *can* config it, to make it fit your likes, but it's not needed.

Answer: Running Perl and CGI on any Win32 platform
contributed by jbodoni

Sambar server is a breeze to install, and is admin'ed entirely via web interface.

Answer: Running Perl and CGI on any Win32 platform
contributed by lwicks

Try this website:
http://www.ricocheting.com/server/

A good step by step guide to installing Perl & Apache and getting it all working CGI style.
I was particularly pleased to read the part about installing Perl into c:\usr\ so that your shebang line can be the same as on a Linux box and still work on your windows development machine.

Answer: Running Perl and CGI on any Win32 platform
contributed by shamanbehn

I would like to recommend the Xitami web server. I've used it on Win200, XP and 98ME boxes and it works well on all of these...

Answer: Running Perl and CGI on any Win32 platform
contributed by GhodMode

XAMPP works great. Apache, MySQL, Perl all perfectly configured with no fuss. Just install it and put your files in the document root and everything works. -- -- Ghodmode

Answer: Running Perl and CGI on any Win32 platform
contributed by Anonymous Monk

If your web server is going to be on one of the Win32 platforms, then install the Activestate version of perl. Install IIS 4 or 5 (5 for Windows 2000) and make sure under App Mappings pl or plx extensions are associated with PerlIS.dll. More info can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;245225&

Answer: Running Perl and CGI on any Win32 platform
contributed by Lytse Flap

There is a very neat editor called EngingSite. Its got a build-in WebServer. You may use it 30 days for free and after that, it becomes a light-edition. I have no idea what light means, but untill now Im very satisfied.
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