Perl Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 5.30, by Dr. Herong Yang

Integrating Perl with Apache Web Server

This chapter provides tutorial notes on installing Apache Web server on Windows systems. Topics include downloading and installing Apache 2.2.25 binary distribution; configuring Apache to run Perl as CGI scripts; testing Perl scripts on Apache server; 500 Internal Server Error; using cgi-lib.pl library.

Downloading Apache HTTP Server 2.2.25 for Windows

Installing Apache HTTP Server 2.2.25 on Windows

Publishing HTML Documents as Web Pages

Starting and Stopping Apache Server

Running Perl Scripts in "cgi-bin"

printenv.pl - Testing Perl CGI Environment

500 Internal Server Error

cgi-lib.pl - The Standard Library for CGI Scripts

ReadParse() - Parsing Web Form Input Values

Running Perl Scripts in "htdocs"

Conclusions:

  • Apache HTTP Server is the most commonly used open source Web server on the Internet. It is very easy to install and setup on Windows systems.
  • Apache HTTP Server comes with default settings to run Perl CGI scripts in the ./cgi-bin folder.
  • Apache HTTP Server configuration can be changed to run Perl CGI scripts in the ./htdocs folder.
  • cgi-lib.pl developed by Steven E. Brenner is a simple and nice Perl library that helps you to process form input data in Perl scripts.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Perl on Linux Systems

 ActivePerl on Windows Systems

 Data Types: Values and Variables

 Expressions, Operations and Simple Statements

 User Defined Subroutines

 Perl Built-in Debugger

 Name Spaces and Perl Module Files

 Symbolic (or Soft) References

 Hard References - Addresses of Memory Objects

 Objects (or References) and Classes (or Packages)

 Typeglob and Importing Identifiers from Other Packages

 String Built-in Functions and Performance

 File Handles and Data Input/Output

 Open Files in Binary Mode

 Open Directories and Read File Names

 File System Functions and Operations

 Converting Perl Script to Executable Binary

 Using DBM Database Files

 Using MySQL Database Server

 Socket Communication Over the Internet

 XML::Simple Module - XML Parser and Generator

 XML Communication Model

 SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Programs as IIS Server CGI Scripts

 CGI (Common Gateway Interface)

 XML-RPC - Remote Procedure Call with XML and HTTP

 RPC::XML - Perl Implementation of XML-RPC

Integrating Perl with Apache Web Server

 CGI.pm Module for Building Web Pages

 LWP::UserAgent and Web Site Testing

 References

 Printable Copy - PDF Version

Integrating Perl with Apache Web Server - Updated in 2014, by Dr. Herong Yang