Best practices for running Perl?

Michael Shadle mike503 at
Fri May 1 00:05:08 MSD 2009

If it has to be perl, I'd say look into using fcgiwrap.

Otherwise, use PHP. It's slim enough and very easy to deploy and proxy
to using nginx.

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Mark Aiken <maiken at> 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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