Nov 27, 2002, 10:40 AM
Post #11 of 13
If your web host won't install extra modules from CPAN for you, then I'd seriously consider getting a better web host.
It would be an irresponsible web host that would install any possible module or application that might be requested by a customer. A "better web host" would carefully evaluate the request and make an informed decision -- in light of their particular system configuration and constraints -- as to whether or not to install it. Some modules can and should be installed; but there may be perfectly valid reasons why a host would choose not to install every possible module that a customer might want.
The decision regarding which modules to install ought to be made with the same degree of caution that you would apply to selecting programs and scripts to download and install on your web site or your computer.
On the other hand, LWP is a pretty standard module, as are several others. Those modules probably ought to be installed already by any host that claims to support Perl. A host that doesn't support LWP is probably not a good choice for someone who wants to run a lot of Perl scripts, but they may be perfectly fine for other purposes.
Yes, LWP is installed on our servers.