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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at MBAY dot NET>
Subject: Re: cgi perl speed.
Date: Jun 4 1998 2:21PM

David Carter writes:
 > Hi,
 > > you're using perl on NT I imagine ?
 > > Try switching to a scripting package.  We started a site with
 > > perl/NT and had to give up because it was killing the server,
 > > just as you see.  We switched to iHTML (
 > > and it's allowed us a LOT more freedom in the things we do
 > > with the server.
 > Or perhaps switching to a proper OS like.. err... any flavour of UNIX will
 > do :-) I prefer FreeBSD for servers as it's very fast and stable
 > and.. err... free :-) 
 > If you're chained to NT try playing with the "run level" stuff in the task
 > manager. You'll have to do lot's of fiddly right-clicking on the correct
 > tasks whilst logged in as admin (which probably means killing the
 > webserver.) Alternatively, call M$'s support line. 

Another option is to switch to Apache and mod_perl, as most of the
cost of running perl scripts is in the startup time.

(Note that I'm not a mod_perl user myself, and I'm not sure that
mod_perl is ready for prime-time on NT yet).

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