This may turn out to be overly-general but, as a starting point, please try to help.
my soon-to-be new (possibly), server provider doesn't support apache in normal circumstances. They want me to use MS server 2008 since they do support it. They are also to provide me with other services and therefore, they have a bit more influence over my decision than a 'normal' provider.
Having built my perl files (to be portable as far as I can tell), does perl run on M$ server and could my scripts work OK?
I don't yet know the 'relationship' between the server and the perl processor etc., which may go some way in explaining why I don't know the answer to this?