[fpc-pascal] CGI (with Free Pascal) vs PHP

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Tue Mar 6 13:29:03 CET 2007

On 6 mrt 2007, at 13:16, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:

>> PHP does not in any way burden a modern web server, at least when  
>> used
>> as an apache module. My test server at work has 128MB of RAM and only
>> occasionally does it slow down noticably, typically when MySQL is
>> working on a particularly ugly join. In my experience, the speed of
>> well written  PHP is indistinguishable from the speed of the same
>> static HTML, as long as you leave out any database interaction (and
>> Pascal of course would have database interaction as well).
> Well. Since we switched to Mantis (PHP based, Apache module) for the
> bug-tracker, we have nothing but problems with the webserver.

Well, he explicitly mentioned the problem that Mantis has: we use it  
in combination with MySQL (I don't even know if it supports another  
database), and Mantis does a lot of joins (don't know if they are  
ugly though).


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