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Have you wondered:
  • What is mod_perl?
  • Why is mod_perl so popular?
  • How fast and stable is mod_perl?
  • How many sites are running a mod_perl enabled apache web server?
  • The road ahead
  • Where do I get it?
  • Are there any mod_perl books and documentation?
  • Getting involved?
If so then read Stas Bekman's article on perl.com.

For those impatient here is a line from there: "I Love mod_perl, I Want to Know Who Wrote This Great Free Product! Well, Doug MacEachern is the person to blame :). He is the guy who gave mod_perl to the mod_perl community. He is the Linus of the mod_perl project."


Advantages (taken from perl.apache.org):

"Many people wonder and ask "How much of a performance improvement does mod_perl give?".

Well, it all depends on what you're doing with mod_perl and possibly who you ask. Our friends at Sun Microsystems saw a 400% improvement over CGI.
However, these tests were done with a _very_ small script where perl start-up time was not a factor.

How much of a difference can this make? It all depends, Andreas boasts a 2000% improvement over CGI! The best way to measure is to try it and see for yourself!"


Sites running mod-perl:

Some of our members have their work verified by:
We recommend:

The Linux Documentation Project
Debian