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Perl and Apache: Your visual blueprint for developing dynamic Web content by Adam McDaniel

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Chapter 1. INTRODUCING PERL AND APACHE WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT

Introducing Apache and Perl

Since the inception of the World Wide Web in 1989, users, academics, and professionals have been inspired by this new canvas to present information over the Internet. The jump from a text-based interface to a graphical interface would capture the world's imagination on presenting information to the masses.

Content-owners can now store information in a series of files on a server, with end-users accessing that data at their convenience. In the earlier days of the Internet, the server-side information was stored as simple static text files and images, meaning that files were only changed when someone manually made a change and uploaded the new file to the server. ...

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