Re: PERL on IIS 3.0: counters, etc.

Allen Wisor ( )
Fri, 16 May 1997 14:08:23 -0500

Perl works ok on IIS3.0 as long as they are simple scripts. I had a
runnig a stats perl script. He recieved around 4000 hits a day and kept
14 days of data. The data file was 7Mb in size. When the script would
look at data it would run at 90% processor usage. Use up to 60mb of
ram per instance. Take 2 to 5 minutes to run so the client would reload
because they got tiered of waiting. This did not kill the last process,
it only started a second ,and a third, and a forth and so and so forth.
Needless to say this one perl script running multiple time would start
to use 500-600 meg of ram. Sometimes crashing the server. The script
in no longer in use.

There is my 1/2 cent worth

Jeff Woods wrote:
> I have a customer who REALLY wants to run PERL scripts on his pages. My
> last experience with PERL was a nightmare -- Netscape Fasttrack server
> puked HARD on all CGI scripts.
> Does anyone have PERL running seamlessly on a heavily hit IIS 3.0 server,
> and if so, which implementation? Is there a good page or collection of
> sample scripts for counters, forms handlers, etc, that work well on IIS?
> My experience thus far has been the NT-based web servers and *any* CGI
> simply won't exist without causing instabilities. I tried 20-some counters
> on Netscape's NT server, and ALL of them resulted in unreliability (server
> crashes after hours of use).
> Thanks in advance for all help anyone can provide, even if its just an URL,
> saying LOOK HERE.
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