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Catalyst 5.8 by Antano Solar John

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Configuring a web server

Once you have your application working on the production machine, you're ready to point a real web server at it. Which server you use is usually decided by what your other applications are using. If you already have Apache and mod_perl set up, then use that. If you aren't serving many users, you will probably be fine with just the development server included with Catalyst. If you're tired of Apache, you can use lighttpd with FastCGI. Catalyst tries to make mod_perl, FastCGI, and the development server behave the same, so you should use whatever is convenient for you. (Note that plain CGI is also an option, but it will be unbearably slow, so don't use it.)

Generally, new deployments use Apache and FastCGI, as that configuration ...

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