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Welcome to the mod_perl world

mod_perl2 User's Guide

mod_perl2 User's Guide

By Stas Bekman, Jim Brandt
Practical mod_perl

Practical mod_perl

By Stas Bekman, Eric Cholet
The mod_perl Developer's Cookbook

The mod_perl Developer's Cookbook

By Geoffrey Young, Paul Lindner, Randy Kobes
mod_perl Pocket Reference

mod_perl Pocket Reference

By Andrew Ford
Writing Apache Modules with Perl and C

Writing Apache Modules with Perl and C

By Lincoln Stein, Doug MacEachern
Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason

Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason

By Dave Rolsky, Ken Williams

mod_perl brings together the full power of the Perl programming language and the Apache HTTP server. You can use Perl to manage Apache, respond to requests for web pages and much more.

mod_perl  is more than CGI scripting on steroids. It is a whole new way to create dynamic content by utilizing the full power of the Apache web server to create stateful sessions, customized user authentication systems, smart proxies and much more. Yet, magically, your old CGI scripts will continue to work and work very fast indeed. With mod_perl you give up nothing and gain so much!
-- Lincoln Stein

mod_perl gives you a persistent Perl interpreter embedded in your web server. This lets you avoid the overhead of starting an external interpreter and avoids the penalty of Perl start-up time, giving you super-fast dynamic content.

As you'd expect from the Perl community, there are hundreds of modules written for mod_perl, everything from persistent database connections, to templating systems, to complete XML content delivery systems. Web sites like Slashdot and Wired Magazine use mod_perl.

mod_perl is an Apache Software Foundation project. It is licensed under the Apache Software License.

The mod_perl Web Site

-What is mod_perl?
-Success Stories
mod_perl is the power behind many of the Internet's busiest and most advanced web sites. Listed here are success stories from people using mod_perl; also, world-wide statistics of mod_perl usage
Get source and binary mod_perl distributions and download the documentation
The mod_perl project features a lot of documentation, both for mod_perl 1.0 and 2.0. If there is anything you need to learn about mod_perl, you'll learn it here.
-Reporting Bugs
Before a bug can be solved, developers need to be able to reproduce it. Users need to provide all the relevant information that may assist in reproducing the bug. However it's hard to know what information needs to be supplied in the bug report. In order to speed up the information retrieval process, we wrote the guidelines explaining exactly what information is expected. Usually, the better the bug report is the sooner it's going to be reproduced and therefore fixed.
-Getting Help
Solve your mod_perl problems: with the help of the mod_perl mailing lists, a mod_perl training company or a commercial support company. Find an ISP providing mod_perl services.
-Mailing Lists
mod_perl and related projects' mailing lists.
There is a lot of software out there ready to run with mod_perl and/or help you with your programming project.
How to contribute to the mod_perl community
-Got mod_perl?
Advocacy documents and resources for mod_perl
-About mod_perl
General information regarding mod_perl of historical interest.
-mod_perl subprojects
Other projects maintained under the mod_perl umbrella
Find the mod_perl job of your dreams!
-Site Map
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