October 18, 2001

Building a large-scale E-commerce site with Apache and mod_perl

Author: JT Smith

Perl.com: "When it comes to building a large e-commerce Web site, everyone is full of advice. Developers will tell
you that only a site built in C++ or Java (depending on which they prefer) can scale up to handle heavy
traffic. Application server vendors will insist that you need a packaged all-in-one solution for the
software. Hardware vendors will tell you that you need the top-of-the-line mega-machines to run a large
site. This is a story about how we built a large e-commerce site using mainly open-source software and
commodity hardware. We did it, and you can do it, too."
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