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  • Can you link to some of those complaints? The ones I see are peolpe pointing out that with PHP, you can FTP a file over and it magically works. That's not typically the case with "out of the box" mod_perl or FastCGI, but it's one of the two (in my opinion) killer features that PHP offers out of the box. Or have I missed these complaints?

    The other "killer feature" is one that we tend to scream about: just upload a Web page with embedded PHP and it magically works. People forget what a huge appeal there is for this. Sure, it's going to have complexity management issues, but its appeal and actual utility is something that we sometimes forget.

    • He didn't link to it, but I have a sneaky suspicion he's referring to this [] ;-)

    • If you search PerlMonks for things like "cheap hosting" you'll see a lot of hand-wringing about PHP and people describing this as a mod_perl problem.

      What you're saying about ease of getting started with PHP is true, and personally I'm not interested in fighting that battle, but people who are should probably work on getting Mason included in the perl core. It runs fine on FastCGI and delivers a similar experience.