ActivePerl and Apache CGI config


How do I configure Apache to use ActivePerl for CGI?


To configure appache to use ActivePerl for CGI:

  1. Edit your httpd.conf file. You can open this file by selecting
    Start | Programs | Apache HTTP Server | Configure Apache Server
    | Edit the Apache httpd.conf Configuration File
    which will open
    httpd.conf file in the notepad editor.
  2. Search for "DocumentRoot". You should see a section that looks like this:

    # DocumentRoot: The directory out of which you will serve your
    # documents. By default, all requests are taken from this directory, but
    # symbolic links and aliases may be used to point to other locations.
    DocumentRoot "C:/apacheroot"

  3. Change the value of DocumentRoot to the actual local path to your web site.
    Make sure you use '/' forward slashes in the path. Apache doesn't understand
    '\' backward slashes in paths.
  4. Just below the DocumentRoot section you will see the main directory section:
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None

    on the Option line, add "ExecCGI":

    Options FollowSymLinks ExecCGI
  5. Search for the line:
    #AddHandler cgi-script .cgi

    Remove the '#' at the beginning to uncomment this line.

    AddHandler cgi-script .cgi

    If you want to use the .pl extension for your CGI scripts, change the extension
    so that the line looks like this:

    AddHandler cgi-script .pl
  6. Save and close httpd.conf.

  7. Restart the Apache service using the Apache Service
  8. Test your configuration by placing the following test script in your
    DocumentRoot directory as 'test.pl' (or test.cgi). Open the
    local URL http://localhost/test.pl in your browser.

    The test script:

    # ^^^ this must be the first line of the script! ^^^
    # start code

    use strict;
    use CGI;
    my $q = new CGI;

    # print header and start the markup output

    print $q->header( "text/html" ),$q->start_html( "hello from perl cgi!" );
    print $q->h2("Hello World!");
    print $q->end_html;
    # end code

Komodo Debugging with PHP / Apache


How do I configure Apache for PHP debugging in Komodo?

  1. Edit the php.ini file that Apache is using and add these values:


    To verify that this is configured properly, create a script called 'info.php' containing the code:

        <?php phpinfo(); ?>

    You should see the xdebug extension settings section near the bottom of the output.

  2. Open Komodo and go to Edit / Preferences / Debugger. Change the debugger
    listener port to 9000. Also, go into the 'Debug' menu and make sure the
    debugger listener is enabled.
  3. Open up a browser window and point it at a PHP script on your local Apache,
    but first append the XDEBUG_SESSION_START variable to the url:


    A dialog-box should appear in Komodo announcing that a remote debug session has been