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Re: Apache web servers for CGI-perl.

by kabeldag (Hermit)
on Jun 22, 2006 at 07:58 UTC ( #556856=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Apache web servers for CGI-perl.

Apache web server is better to use with Perl because:
  • Apache web server is open-source
    (you can customize it to your CGI needs, Interface Perl with a wider array or open-source applications
    which provide more benefits or scope, get access to more documentation and support more easily)
  • It is available for multiple platforms. (speaks for itself)
  • Apache is easily scalable as compared to IIS
    (you can run it and Perl on lesser resource specs and still acheive good performance)
  • It isn't Microsoft
  • It's free. And so is Perl.

Haven given all these general points about why HTTPD is better than IIS which may or may not completely relate
to CGI itself. Please note that I have never benchmarked the 2 web servers on any tests (including CGI Perl or mod_perl). And you may think I am biased. That's probably because I am. But for good reason.

I guess that running Perl with Apache on Linux/UNIX is a good match cause of the nature of the Perl API. But there is no reason to not run Perl on a Microsoft box. Perl can run on anything. Apache just knows more about Perl than IIS. I could be completely wrong in any of my points and I am not qualified to comment really. But still. I just had to reply :)

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