All the time I hear folks who have ideas for projects but then they say "yeah, but I don't have a server to put it on" or "I don't have a domain name for it" or "is this going to be the official site for X" or "I'd have to get a perl.org domain for it". And then that's where the idea dies for simple lack of hosting.
I am now taking away that excuse. Dreamhost has a promotion system where any member can provide a deep discount for friends to sign up. I have made such a promo. You can have a hosted account with then for $69.40 a year if you click this link and use the promo code "1001PERLSBLOOM". Pay with a credit card and you have three months to decide you want a refund. It also comes with two free domains and a unique IP address.
$69 for the first year, three months to decide if it's a good idea, two domain registrations, mail, wikis, a subversion repository, unique IP and a shell account. Their support is fantastic. Just look at all this crap you get! It's all the tools you need to put together your neat Perl idea for the cost of going out to eat.
"But... but... but..." yes, yes, yes it's not the absolute perfect system. Suck it up. This is the best you'll find at this price. If you wait around until you build your own you'll never do it. And you can always move it later. The important thing is "I don't have a server" is no longer an excuse for not doing your awesome Perl idea.
Go forth and let one thousand Perl web sites bloom!
(The one thing that is missing is mod_perl, they use FastCGI which is good enough for most things. But if you know of an equivalent service with mod_perl please post it).
(For those conspiracy theorists out there, no I'm not making money off of this)