virtualweb has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Im writing a Community Portal (MySQL driven templetized CMS 90 % completed).
This portal will have to handle a high traffic demand. Im told that perl is an interpreted language and for that matter every request is slower than if the CMS were to be written in PHP, Python, .NET, ASP, etc..
The thing is that Im not a programmer.. neither I intend to become one. I taught myself perl through books and online tutorials only to write one application.. and Im happy with my moderate command of the language. As a matter of fact I completed 90 % of the job already.
But I fear that what I wrote might freeze on account of too much traffic. Got some books that suggest methods of turbo charging my application. In other words if I undrstood corretly my code can be quasy compiled with the help of VELOMETER, VELOCIGEN, PERL SERVER PAGES, OR MOD PERL.
I would rather get information and adapt my code to work with one of the solutions above mentioned than learning a whole new language from scratch.
Any suggestions, input.. pointers... links to solutions, etc, will be appreciated.