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Re^2: Web Programming: For Beginners

by perl.j (Pilgrim)
on Aug 26, 2011 at 15:30 UTC ( #922677=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Web Programming: For Beginners
in thread Web Programming: For Beginners

Sounds simple enough. Just one thing. How would I "serve it up through the web server"? What is a web server?

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Re^3: Web Programming: For Beginners
by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on Aug 26, 2011 at 15:34 UTC
        What is a web server?

    Offsite link: full definition of a web server

    Google is your friend.....

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Re^3: Web Programming: For Beginners
by runrig (Abbot) on Aug 26, 2011 at 15:39 UTC
    A web server is the system that listens for web requests and serves up the responses. Your browser is making requests almost every time you click on something, and then the browser displays the response.
Re^3: Web Programming: For Beginners
by chrestomanci (Priest) on Aug 26, 2011 at 16:09 UTC

    In this context a web server is a computer program that listens for requests coming from the internet, and responds to them.

    To use CGI you need to install one on your computer. I recommend Apache. If you are running linux then it should be easy to install. If you are not running linux, (or Mac OS X) then everything will be much harder.

    If you chose to use a framework like Catalyst, then they usually come with a built in web server that is suitable for debugging and very light traffic.

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