I don't usually do "web stuff". My background is embedded software, device drivers and so on. But now I need to make an HTML forms based front end to a few command line applications. This will be done with cgi-bin scripts. We don't care about design just as long as it works. There are only about four users so it's very low volume I've prototyped some of this using Perl and CGI.pm and I'm impressed with how easy it was but then I've been using Perl from back when it was new. OK, now a question: PHP seems to be more in fashion today than Perl for this kind of thing. What's the difference? I've read example PHP code and it looks a lot like Perl. Is there a good reason to use PHP over Perl? If there is I'll use this project as an excuse to learn.