Download and Install Perl: ActivePerl

ActivePerl is the leading distribution of open source Perl. Download and install Perl with ActivePerl Community Edition and get started free in development.

Planning to go into production? Talk to us if you're thinking about production use, or need older versions or custom builds.

Download Perl: Platforms and Versions

(64-bit, x64)
Mac OS X

Looking for 32-bit? Download Windows (x86) or Mac OS X (Universal).

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

Production Use: Licensing Options

Need support, older Perl versions, or redistribution in your software? We've got you covered.

Business Edition (BE)

Designed for SMBs

Since instance per license

Email support, older Perl versions

Enterprise Edition (EE)

Designed for large enterprises

Multiple instances per license

Priority support, SLA, custom builds, older Perl versions

OEM Edition

Designed for software/hardware vendors

Multiple instances per license

Embed and redistribute ActivePerl in your products

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