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Re: CGI Webserver In Perl?

by hippo (Bishop)
on Jan 27, 2023 at 10:51 UTC ( #11149924=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to CGI Webserver In Perl?

This is so users can run it without having to have either apache or perl installed.

I must be missing something here because surely the simpler way to have users run it without needing them to have Apache or Perl installed would be just for you to host it somewhere on Apache with mod_perl and let the users access it directly with their web browser as normal.

Perhaps you could explain why that isn't suitable in this case?


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Re^2: CGI Webserver In Perl?
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 27, 2023 at 12:42 UTC
    > I must be missing something here

    Hosting is expensive and that expense scales with popularity, or with attacks.

    Anything exposed to the world is a security nightmare requiring constant vigilance and updates.

    If our corporate overlords and corrupt governments don't like your content they can and will collude to destroy your entire life.

    mod_perl hosting does not exist because the perl community failed to meet the challenge posed by PHP decades ago, so you'll have to do everything yourself, which is hard.

      you'll have to do everything yourself, which is hard.

      I was meaning for the OP to do it himself in my original reply. It may be hard but it's no harder than his proposed suggestion and (for me anyway) should be much easier. YMMV.


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