Download and Install Perl Binaries: ActivePerl

ActivePerl is the leading commercial-grade distribution of the open source Perl scripting language. Download and install the ActivePerl Community Edition free binaries and get started in development for free!


Ready to put your Perl project into production or need an older version?

Talk to us about Business or Enterprise Edition when you are ready to go into production (internal or external), want access to older versions, want to use on terminal servers or thin client for app deployment, or needs builds for AIX, Solaris or UP-UX.

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Download Perl: Other Platforms and Versions


By downloading ActivePerl Community Edition's Perl binaries, you agree to comply with the terms of use of the ActiveState Community License. Please refer to our documentation for install/uninstall instructions.




Production, Legacy, Redistribution

If you want to use ActivePerl for more than just internal development and testing, below are some options to meet your business needs. Contact us for more information.

  • Business Edition

    Use ActivePerl on production servers or access to ActivePerl 5.6, 5.8, 5.10, 5.12, 5.14, 5.16, 5.18 or 5.20.

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  • Enterprise Edition

    Get priority support, big iron (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris), how-to consultation, indemnification, or custom builds.

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  • ActivePerl OEM Licensing

    Redistribute ActivePerl in your products.

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