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

Good folks, I host my site with a provider who has Linux servers and Mysql database. I am more comfortable on windows... (sorry, I am!)... considering that I do not have anything but FTP access on the production servers, is it risky for me to develop on windows and deploy on linux? Perl-wise will there be any difference at all? One problem, I straightaway foresee is that some of the modules I use will not be available on the Linux machine... how can this issue be addressed if the provider is not willing to install the modules just for me? Are there any other issues that I need to be aware of?