Saturday, February 28, 2009
The Printme1 Engine
Printme1.com is designed to be simple. Upload your PDF file, tell us how many you want, then checkout. So we needed a scripting language that would let us keep it simple.
We've used php in other projects, but this time we went back to good old Perl.
The main advantage of perl over php that we found is that perl can be tweaked to handle large file uploads without requiring root access to the host server.
So we were able to design Printme1 to operate in a shared hosting environment. This saves tons of money little start-up like us...and makes it easier to deliver the service at a lower price of the big time websites like Kinko's, Lulu, and the office stores.