To use this book effectively, you need to be familiar with the
day-to-day details of running a web server, and you need to know the
Perl programming language. We expect that you have already programmed
in the Perl programming language. Having written simple CGI scripts
and having experience with setting up the Apache web server are
definite pluses. Knowing your way around the operating system is
another plus, but not a requirement.
Most examples in the book were done on the Linux operating system,
but the examples and discussions should apply equally well to other
operating systems, especially other Unix flavors. There is a
dedicated section on installing mod_perl on Windows machines in Chapter 2.