Best practices for running Perl?

Chris Cortese at
Thu Apr 30 22:51:58 MSD 2009

IMHO starting with Perl...  and nginx...  you are putting a dinosaur in 
a cage with a racecar.  maybe at least PHP, or, depending on the 
project, some people like Ruby or Python...

Mark Aiken wrote:
> Hello,
> My apologies for the newbie question; I have poked around quite a bit
> and can't find a definitive answer.
> I'm planning to use nginx to set up a lightweight server on a slim
> virtual-slice host where resources are at a premium. The server will
> mainly just relay data from clients to back-end systems, so I don't
> need a fancy render layer or persistence model. I'm planning to go
> with Perl for its stability and light footprint.
> My question is, what is the current best-practice for running Perl
> behind nginx? Is the built-in Perl module stable enough to consider
> using in production or should I stick with a hand-rolled FCGI wrapper?
> If someone feels that there would be a better slim-language choice
> that is better supported by nginx instead of Perl, I would appreciate
> hearing about that as an alternative.
> Cheers,
> Mark

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