[fpc-pascal] REQ: official FPC's FCGI framework

Bee bisma at brawijaya.ac.id
Thu Feb 12 10:02:21 CET 2009

> That sounds very handy!!!  I also use Powtils for our CGI
> applications.  What is the actual difference between FastCGI and CGI?

You may find all the differences within the article I posted above. But 
the most wonderful thing is FCGI lives forever since it's a separate 
application apart from the web server (which acts as an FCGI client).

> Does FastCGI also work under most web servers?

FastCGI is indeed a forgotten treasure. It's not a new technology 
actually, most common web servers had supported it already though 
disabled by default (or requires additional installation). Since SAAS 
with very high load hits become common nowadays, people are starting to 
look at this technology, which IMO is very scalable. That's why some web 
frameworks/applications requires it (Ruby? Django?).

If your web server doesn't support FCGI, ExtPascal has a CGI-to-FCGI 
gateway that redirect a CGI request to an FCGI service independently (as 
long as web server supports CGI protocol).


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