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Installing mod_perl on NT is less than obvious. Fortunately, some kind person (Randy Kobes) has done this work for you, and you can just grab the binaries, and go from there. You can get those binaries at ftp://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/pub/other/. These include Perl from ActiveState, and Apache binaries. There is some manual setup that has to be done, but that should not be too much of a hardship.

The future for NT Apache?

There are some great things coming for Apache on Windows in the 2.0 release. We're not real sure when that will be, but it should be some time soon.

Additional information

There's very little information online about Apache on Windows. The main reason for this is that Apache on NT is really not very much different from Apache on Unix, and the documentation covers the differences adequately. However, I suspect that the other reason is that there are not nearly as many people running Apache on NT as on Unix, and those that would be running it on NT are being scared off by that comment that Apache on Windows is ''entirely experimental.''

You'll find a document at http://www.apache.org/docs/windows.html that covers some of the Windows-specific things, and the rest, such as configuration directives, are found at their appropriate places throughout the documentation.

This article was originally published on Jan 17, 2001

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