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

Hi, I'm reasonably comfortable with perl, but have never been savvy with the module installation/admin side of things.

I'm thinking of using the AxKit module. I do not have a Web Host yet, but I guess I should consider that most Web Hosts only have standard modules installed.

AxKit requires changes to apache config files - does this make it unlikely to be an option for me with most Web Hosts? I assume most would urr-and-umm about making Apache modifications.

Also, ignoring Apache config changes, how easy is it to install an average perl module? Do I need to be an admin? I'm guessing I could build perl modules in my local cgi-bin with a bit of fiddling, or do I need to be an admin so I can place them in proper library directories?

thanks for any advice