Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Keep It Simple, Stupid

CGI website needs to run from CD

by Siddartha (Curate)
on Aug 14, 2002 at 15:10 UTC ( [id://190106]=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Siddartha has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have developed a website using etc. Everything was developed in Unix and the Server that it will finally reside on is also Unix based.

My client however wants to show the site to his colleagues at a presentation. He has no internet connection from there for some strange reason.

Everything needs to run on his laptop, and I will need to send him a CD with everything on it.

Could anyone please let me know of a quick and easy webserver that will run on Windows, and also a Perl distribution that will be compatible with the webserver?


Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re: CGI website needs to run from CD
by krisahoch (Deacon) on Aug 14, 2002 at 15:14 UTC
    Try IndigoPerl at

    Here is a snippit from their website

    IndigoPerl is a binary build of Perl 5.6 for Win32 with an integrated Apache web server for testing and developing CGI scripts.

    IndigoPerl is free. It includes a browser based GUI Package Manager for installing pre-built binary packages from repositories. The package manager can also be used to build and install CPAN source modules.

      They would probably be more interested in MicroWeb from indigostar - I've used and it does what it claims.

      Create a working web site on a CD-ROM.

      MicroWeb allows you to create a working web site on a CD-ROM. Using a web browser, a user can run CGI programs as well as view html files on the CD-ROM.
        For $299 it had better do what they claim it does!
Re: CGI website needs to run from CD
by hiseldl (Priest) on Aug 14, 2002 at 16:36 UTC
    You can get apache from an Apache mirror site in the ./binaries/win32 directory. There are .msi files that should install interactively for you.

    And ActivePerl with their package manager, ppm, you should have everything installed with little hassle.


Re: CGI website needs to run from CD
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Aug 15, 2002 at 21:09 UTC

    If you're just using your CGIs to generate content from a database (or whatever), without having the user interact with it, then another option would be to mirror the whole site (or an appropriate subset) into static HTML using something like wget.


    In fact, even if the user does input stuff it might be easier to generate a few user-interaction sequences and produce a completely static demo... if you can get away with one ;-)

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: perlquestion [id://190106]
Approved by Courage
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this?Last hourOther CB clients
Other Users?
Others scrutinizing the Monastery: (5)
As of 2024-04-24 19:52 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?

    No recent polls found