Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason
By Dave Rolsky, Ken Williams
mod_perl2 User's Guide
By Stas Bekman, Jim Brandt
By Stas Bekman, Eric Cholet
The mod_perl Developer's Cookbook
By Geoffrey Young, Paul Lindner, Randy Kobes
mod_perl Pocket Reference
By Andrew Ford
Writing Apache Modules with Perl and C
By Lincoln Stein, Doug MacEachern
Deploying mod_perl technology to give rocket speed to your CGI/Perl scripts.
Part I: Getting Started
- Getting Your Feet Wet
- This chapter gives you step-by-step instructions to get a basic
statically-compiled mod_perl-enabled Apache server up and
running. Having a running server allows you to experiment with
mod_perl as you learn more about it.
- Introduction and Incentives
- An introduction to what mod_perl is all about, its different features,
and some explanations of the C API,
Apache::PerlRun, and the Apache/Perl API.
- mod_perl Installation
- An in-depth explanation of the mod_perl installation process, from the
basic installation (in 10 steps), to a more complex one (with all the
possible options you might want to use, including DSO build). It
includes troubleshooting tips too.
Part II: Coding
- mod_perl Configuration
- This section documents the various configuration options available for
Apache and mod_perl, as well as the Perl startup files, and more esoteric
possibilites such as configuring Apache with Perl.
- CGI to mod_perl Porting. mod_perl Coding guidelines.
- This chapter is relevant both to writing a new CGI script or perl
handler from scratch and to migrating an application from plain CGI to
- How to use mod_perl's Method Handlers
- Described here are a few examples and hints on how to use method
handlers with mod_perl.
- mod_perl and Relational Databases
- Creating dynamic websites with mod_perl often involves using
Apache::DBI, which provides a database
connections persistence which boosts the mod_perl performance, is
explained in this chapter.
- mod_perl and dbm files
- Small databases can be implemented pretty efficiently using dbm files,
but there are still some precautions that must be taken to use them
properly under mod_perl.
- Protecting Your Site
- Securing your site should be your first priority, because of the
consequences a break-in might have. We discuss the various
authentication and authorization techniques available, a very
interesting use of mod_perl.
- Code Snippets
- A collection of mod_perl code snippets which you can either adapt to
your own use or integrate directly into your own code.
Part III: Advanced Setup and Performance
- Apache::* modules
- Overview of some of the most popular modules for mod_perl, both to use
directly from your code and as mod_perl handlers.
- Choosing the Right Strategy
- This document discusses various mod_perl setup strategies used to get
the best performance and scalability of the services.
- Real World Scenarios
- This chapter provides a step-by-step installation guide for the
various setups discussed in Choosing the Right Strategy.
Part IV: Troubleshooting
- Performance Tuning
- An exhaustive list of various techniques you might want to use to get
the most performance possible out of your mod_perl server:
configuration, coding, memory use, and more.
- Frequent mod_perl problems
- Some problems come up very often on the mailing list. If there is
some important problem that is being reported frequently on the list
which is not included below, even if it is found elsewhere in the
Guide, please report to mod_perl mailing list.
- Warnings and Errors Troubleshooting Index
- If you encounter an error or warning you don't understand, check this
chapter for solutions to common warnings and errors that the mod_perl
community has encountered in the last few years.
- Debugging mod_perl
- Tired of Internal Server Errors? Find out how to debug your mod_perl
applications, thanks to a number of features of Perl and mod_perl.
- Getting Help
- If your question isn't answered by reading this guide, check this section
for information on how to get help on mod_perl, Apache, or other topics